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Service providers' perceptions of families caring for children with disabilities in resource-poor settings in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-15T12:15:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-15T12:15:05Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09-15 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15311
dc.description.abstract Caring for children with disabilities (CWD) is a challenging task for families and service providers alike. Even though previous research has explored experiences and perceptions of families who care for CWD, research focusing on service providers' perceptions of such families is limited. Through the lens of a care framework, the present study aims to explore service providers' perceptions of families caring for CWD in resource-poor settings in South Africa. Key informant interviews were conducted with managers of 10 organizations supported by the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. An inductive thematic analysis was used to analyse the data. The findings revealed that family structure, poverty, service inaccessibility, negative beliefs, and stigma by community members, in addition to parental substance abuse, influenced how families care for CWD in resource-poor settings in South Africa. These findings have implications for policy amendments regarding the care dependency grant (CDG) to ensure that it benefits all CWD and not only those who need full-time care and services. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Wiley Publishing Company en
dc.subject POOR COMMUNITIES en
dc.subject CARE OF CHILDREN en
dc.subject DISABLED YOUTH en
dc.subject RISK PERCEPTION en
dc.subject FAMILY PARTICIPATION en
dc.title Service providers' perceptions of families caring for children with disabilities in resource-poor settings in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume January en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.ResearchGroup Deputy CEO: Research en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.ResearchGroup Office of the CEO en
dc.SourceTitle Child & Family Social Work en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11394 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10559 en
dc.bibliographictitle Khan, G., Isaacs, D., Makoae, M.G., Fluks, L.L., Mokhele, T. & Mokomane, Z. (2020) Service providers' perceptions of families caring for children with disabilities in resource-poor settings in South Africa. <i>Child & Family Social Work</i>. January:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Khan, G. en
dc.contributor.author2 Isaacs, D. en
dc.contributor.author3 Makoae, M.G. en
dc.contributor.author4 Fluks, L.L. en
dc.contributor.author5 Mokhele, T. en
dc.contributor.author6 Mokomane, Z. en


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