Factors caregivers believe helped their preschool children to cope with a parent's detention and subsequent events : a study from the Western Cape

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Swartz, Leslie en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Skinner, Donald en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-25T17:08:23Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-25T17:08:23Z
dc.date.issued 1989 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Skinner, D. 1989. Factors caregivers believe helped their preschool children to cope with a parent's detention and subsequent events : a study from the Western Cape. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14324
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 43-46. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract An exploratory study of factors that caregivers felt helped their child, in preschool at the time of the detention, to cope with a parent's detention was conducted. It is part of a broader study looking at the consequences for these children of the parent's detention. Semi-structured, depth interviews were conducted with the prime caregivers of the child, in 1986 and then a follow-up study was done in 1988. The original sample contained 19 subjects between the ages of two and six years, from a range of contexts. In the follow-up study 13 caregivers were re-interviewed. The research was done in cooperation with community groups who provided the contacts and gave direction. Caregivers reported a wide range of factors which they felt assisted coping, with varying levels of success. Results are reported in brief before a more detailed discussion is entered into, including case reports. The most commonly cited factor was the availability and use of social support and support structures, which appeared to be extensive in most cases. Family centered coping strategies were reported to be important where they were applied, particularly if the family was able to sit down as a whole and address the problems it faced. Politically centered strategies were also used. The focus in these was on obtaining information on detention so as to make sense of the situation and the use of political structures to give vent to emotions. Other aspects of coping not covered by the above areas include strategies such as keeping a regular routine. As was found in the 1986 study (Skinner and Swartz,L., 1989), security of life following the detention was found to be important in assisting the child to come to terms with the previous stressor. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Children of prisoners - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Detention of persons - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Clinical Psychology en_ZA
dc.title Factors caregivers believe helped their preschool children to cope with a parent's detention and subsequent events : a study from the Western Cape en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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