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The special issue of Emerging Adulthood titled “Care-Leaving in Africa” is the first collection of essays on care-leaving by African scholars. This article, coauthored by scholars from North and South, argues in favor of North–South dialogue but highlights several challenges inherent in this, including the indigenizing and thus marginalizing of African experience and scholarship and divergent constructions of key social concepts.
The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a home‐based intervention—Amagugu Asakhula—to promote nurturing interactions and healthy behaviours with the caregivers of preschool children.
The National Executive Committee of the South African National Association of Child Care Workers(NACCW) and the Board of Governors of CYC-Net have announced details of the 22nd NACCW Biennial Conference and the 4th CYC-Net World Conference to be held in Durban, South Africa from 2-4 July 2019.
This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
This chapter from the boom Child Justice Administration in Africa examines the development of the child justice system in South Africa. The empirical findings in this book revealed the models put in place for alternative care of children in need of care and protection, which the author believes were hindered by inadequate budgetary allocations and could have been recorded in the administration of child justice in South Africa.
This article initiates the conversation on the conceptualisation of child neglect in Namibia, reporting findings from a small study undertaken in 2017.
This research investigated the psychosocial-support provision for learners from child-headed households (CHHs) in five public high schools in South Africa.
The goal of this study was to investigate the efficacy of the Balekane EARTH program, a 2-week wilderness-based therapeutic intervention in Botswana for children who have been orphaned.
The purpose of this longitudinal study from BMC Public Health is to develop, implement and to test the efficacy of an evidence-based nutrition education programme (NEP) for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in South Africa that will integrate their families/caregivers, schools and communities.
This chapter’s authors argue that social policy on leaving care is a critical resilience process for promoting care leavers’ successful transition toward emerging adulthood.