Essays about: "child-headed households"

Found 5 essays containing the words child-headed households.

  1. 1. Beyond vulnerabilities: Exploring the coping mechanisms of children as family heads in child-headed households in Kampala district Uganda.

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för socialt arbete

    Author : Lambert Buzaare; [2021-10-07]
    Keywords : coping mechanisms; child-headed households; strengths and abilities;

    Abstract : Uganda is a signatory of both local and international child protection protocols and has further shown its great commitment to child welfare through various agencies put up to implement child welfare-related issues. Yet with all this, children in Uganda continue to be abused and their rights violated. READ MORE

  2. 2. Give a child a family - Foster Families as a model of care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Mozambique?

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för socialt arbete

    Author : Carina Winberg; [2010-12-15]
    Keywords : Orphans; foster family care; AIDS; Mozambique;

    Abstract : In 2006 approximately 1 600 000 children in Mozambique, under the age of 18, were orphaned mainly due to HIV and AIDS. This corresponds to 12-16% of the total population. Extended families are no longer capable of providing for more orphans given the severe economic constraints. READ MORE

  3. 3. Life in Child/Adolescent Headed Households : Aqualitative study on everyday life experience of children living in child/adolescent headed households in Western Kenya region

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Sociologiska institutionen

    Author : Dorcus Awino Adongo; [2010]
    Keywords : ;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on the everyday life experience of children living in household headed by a child or an adolescent after the loss of both parents in the rural communities in Western Kenya Region. Child/Adolescent headed household is a rapidly growing form of family in Sub-Saharan Africa mainly due to increased deaths rates of parents caused by HIV/AIDS, civil wars and the weakened state of traditional family safety nets in taking up care and raising responsibilities of orphaned children. READ MORE

  4. 4. Perception on Support Provided to Orphan Children in Foster Care Placement in an Urban City of Windhoek (Namibia)

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Linköpings universitet/Tema BarnFilosofiska fakulteten

    Author : Brigitte Nshimyimana; [2008]
    Keywords : Perception; support; orphan children; foster care placement; Urban setting; Windhoek-Namibia;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this study is to investigate the perception of support provided to orphan children in foster care placement in terms of education, care and support as well as protection by orphan children themselves, foster parents and social workers.Due to HIV/AIDS many children are being orphaned and are left behind without any visible means of support. READ MORE

  5. 5. Conditions of life for child-headed households : an explorative interview study from South Africa

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för socialt arbete - Socialhögskolan

    Author : Hanna Hirasawa; [2006]
    Keywords : Child-headed household; South Africa; Orphan; AIDS; Childhood;

    Abstract : The objective of the study was to explore the conditions of every day life of child-headed households in South Africa. Following research questions were developed:• How do South African children who are the head of the household perceive his or her life situation and the role as the household-head?• How are the relations with siblings and other relatives?• What kind of support do they need?In order to fulfil the objective an interview study with the design as a case study was con-ducted. READ MORE