Lizane Wilson

Lizane Wilson
North-West University | NWU · Centre for CHild, Youth and Family Studies

PhD

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14
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5 Research Items
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March 2011 - October 2015
North-West University
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  • Lecturer

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Publications (14)
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Despite the new South African Children’s Act framework on parental responsibilities and rights, many parents still have a constant battle over children, with fathers being denied contact with their children after a relationship breakup. The aim of this study was to use document analysis and semi-structured interviews to explore the experiences of S...
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School social work has played an important role within schools from early on. Within the South African context, school social workers render services within the framework of inclusive education. The study explored school social workers’ perceptions of their role within this framework. Purposive sampling was used to select 10 participants based on s...
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Play is affected by the specific community and culture children live in. Through an explorative descriptive design this qualitative study explored the experiences of play of middle childhood children in a poor community in North West province. Eighteen participants were selected through purposive and snowball sampling. Data-collection methods inclu...
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Play is affected by the specific community and culture children live in. Through an explorative descriptive design this qualitative study explored the experiences of play of middle childhood children in a poor community in North West province. Eighteen participants were selected through purposive and snowball sampling. Data-collection methods inclu...
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Mental health-care statistics in South Africa indicate that large numbers of individuals do not have access to mental health-care practitioners and that mental health difficulties appear to be exacerbated by significant social problems. The need to combat this ever-increasing void was acknowledged by the South African government and the category of...
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The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree was developed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to address socio-economic issues from a developmental paradigm. Field education reflects the reality of the profession and the context in which it is utilised. Hence, field education is viewed as an integral and valuable part of the education and...
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Statistics in South Africa shows that sex offenses are among the crimes that invoke the most public concern as anywhere else in the world. The number of sentenced sex offenders is increasing and denial by the sex offender is regarded as a risk factor for re-offending. Sex offenders who chronically deny their offenses are not only perceived as havin...
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This article presents the results from research on community-engaged curricula using feedback from international and South African academics who teach on postgraduate programmes with a community engagement component. It also issues are related to community-engaged master's programmes in Play Therapy, namely: programme relevance, integrated scholars...
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This article focuses on the experiences of alumni adolescents on the contribution of a Youth Opportunities Programme, a non-profit after-school education programme presented in Namibia. A qualitative descriptive design was used to provide insight into the contribution of this programme. Five focus groups were conducted with 32 participants. The tra...
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The importance of community engagement (CE) as one of the three pillars of Higher Education (HE) alongside teaching/learning and research, have gained considerable momentum. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in South Africa are increasingly challenged to elevate the status of their teaching and to raise their levels of CE. This also pertained to...
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Child sexual abuse (CSA) is found to occur in alarming proportions worldwide. In South Africa, children represent almost half of the victims of known sexual abuse, and this is becoming a great concern even being described as silent epidemic. This research study serves as a qualitative exploration of caregivers' experiences of the South African judi...

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The aim of this project is to develop a toolkit that can be used by resource poor communities in the rural parts of South Africa with the necessary methods and techniques that a community can use to strengthen their own protective cultural values, norms, beliefs and practices related to vulnerable groups and the environment. . A secondary aim of the project is to implement and evaluate the toolkit to determine its impact
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The aim of the project is to develop and implement a Child Justice Monitoring System that utilizes a validated measuring instrument for measuring child- centeredness and child-participation as representative constructs of the best interest of the child principle (BIOC) within the criminal justice context.
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Child sexual abuse is a worldwide problem and a growing concern in South Africa. Children living in high risk areas face elevated risks of child sexual abuse. A specific community in the Western Cape is characterized by high risk factors such as poverty, high levels of substance abuse, domestic violence, delinquency, unemployment and social and cultural norms that justify violence which increases the risk of these children to child sexual abuse. Prevention of sexual violence, before it occurs, is ultimately the most important goal in the field of sexual violence. Within the South African context it is essential to develop prevention strategies which are suitable for low socioeconomic settings. It also has to be developmentally appropriate and multidimensional and necessary to incorporate the views of the children of this specific community. Therefore this study is aiming to develop a prevention strategy which is context specific and tailored to meet the social norm, knowledge base, and attitudes of the community members of this specific high risk community.