Monthly Archives - January 2018

Marriage Counselling:

This is a story about Mr and Mrs Blom*. They approached FAMSA’s office on 02/08/2017 to engage in in the therapeutic process to strengthen their marriage. They were referred by the Magistrates Court. The couple have 3 children of their own and one child born form a previous marriage. Mr and Mrs Blom’s marital relationship was characterised with conflict and alcohol abuse. During therapy we worked on effective ways to communicate with your spouse, how to spend quality time [...]

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How to deal with conflict:

Clarifying Confusion About Conflict: © Copyright Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD   Conflict occurs with two or more people who, despite their first attempts at agreement, do not yet have agreement on a course of action, usually because their values, perspectives and opinions are contradictory in nature. Conflict can occur: Within yourself when you are not living according to your values. When your values and perspectives are threatened. When there is discomfort from fear of the unknown or from lack of fulfilment.   Conflict is inevitable and often [...]

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Effects of HIV and AIDS:

What effect is the HIV epidemic having on the people and communities in South Africa? And what is its impact? Why are there such high levels of HIV/AIDS in South Africa? – According to the Department of Social Development, ‘South Africa has a HIV epidemic   …. which continues to require the collective and collaborative effort from government as a whole, business sector, civil society and strong community response.’ – Levels of HIV prevalence has increased year on year in South Africa. – Infant [...]

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Domestic Abuse:

Domestic Violence in South Africa. South Africa has one of the highest statistics of domestic violence in the world. It’s also the most common human rights abuse in South Africa. Every day, woman is murdered, physically and sexually assaulted or threatened by their partners in their own homes. It’s estimated that one in every six women are regularly assaulted by their partner in any way. 46% of those cases involves the men abusing the children as well that lives [...]

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Effects of drugs on a family and information about Drug Abuse:

Effects of Alcohol and Drug Abuse on the Family: 1.Instability within the family system. People suffering from addiction are a lot of times unreliable and can’t be counted on to do what they say. Other family members are left to pick up the slack when the addict does not attend to his or her responsibilities. This causes conflict and instability within families, as family members are continuously let down or can never predict the addict’s behaviour. 2.Mistrust, lying and stealing. Once addiction has [...]

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: South Africa has the 2nd highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia, and in particular one of the highest incidences of melanoma worldwide, as far as Caucasians are concerned. At least 20 000 South Africans are diagnosed annually with non-melanoma skin cancers, and an approximately 1 500 are diagnosed with melanoma. It is important to take note of the fact that everyone, regardless of racial or ethnic group, is at risk of getting skin [...]

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