Author - Christiaan

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse Physical abuse refers to ‘any non-accidental physical act inflicted upon a child by a person having the care of a child’. It is not always a result of intent to hurt a child but sometimes can be justified as being a form of discipline. However when it is fear based, and involves unpredictability or lashing out in anger, it constitutes physical abuse.  Physical abuse is the type of abuse most likely to be accompanied by another form, specifically [...]

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More information on tik/meth:

Everything You Need to Know About Crystal Meth Addiction (And How to Quit) One of the most insidious drugs that an individual can use is Crystal Meth. There have been numerous TV shows and movies based on what the drug can do to a person and for a while in the early 2000s meth usage swept the nation causing great concern and damage in many rural communities across the country. Over the past few years meth usage has been on the [...]

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TIK THE DRUG

TIK THE DRUG The Tik Drug (crystal meth) has become a buzzword in drug circles and has become increasingly popular amongst school children and the gang culture because of the ease with which street pharmacists make the drug, which causes a high rate Tik Addiction. The Tik Drug has recently sparked a huge response from health authorities because of the devastating Effects of Tik upon its victims. Far more is being done to clamp down on dealing tik than on [...]

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Spelterapie – Wat is dit en hoe werk dit?

Vir baie mense is dit ‘n verrassing om te hoor dat psigoterapie of emosionele terapie met kinders so jonk as 4 jaar oud gedoen kan word.  Die wonder daarvan om kinderspel as medium te gebruik, hang saam met die konsep dat om te speel die kind se natuurlike taal en wyse van kommunikasie is.  Spel verteenwoordig vir die meeste kinders wat taal vir volwassens is.  Daarom kan ‘n kind hom- of haarself baie beter in spel uitdruk as in [...]

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Pregnancy Awareness week

Pregnancy Awareness Week: Healthy and Safe Motherhood Is Childs Birth Right: 12 – 16 February 2018.   What Is Pregnancy Awareness Week? It is an event used by the Department of Health for strengthening educations and stressing important issues which promote a healthy pregnancy and safe motherhood. It is a reminder that pregnant women should start attending antenatal care as soon as they confirm that they are pregnant. This should be done on the first trimester. This year, Pregnancy Awareness Week will [...]

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Healthy Lifestyle month: Extra tips and information.

Healthy lifestyle awareness month is celebrated annually in February each year in South Africa. It is a whole month program to educate the country on healthy living, physical activity and wellness – mental and physical. It is a fact that in order to prevent diseases, curb the elements of stress and enhance overall wellbeing a healthy lifestyle is mandatory. What is a healthy lifestyle? Some of the important essentials of a healthy lifestyle are the following: Healthy, nutritious diet Regular exercise Avoidance of toxins and stimulants like cigarettes [...]

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Healthy Lifestyle month:

February is Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Month, to remind us to keep on track and be proactive about our health. Most of us start the year with an impressive list of New Year’s resolutions, promising to eat more healthily, exercise more regularly and stop smoking. About a month into the New Year, however, our good intentions start to fade and the daily temptations and bad habits we swore we would overcome creeps back into our diet and our visits to the [...]

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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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