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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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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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Teenage health programme.

The teenage health programme was sponsored by Transnet and was held between 22-24 August 2017. Teenage girls attend this programme 3 times a year. When they attended their first session they received a back bag with toiletries and a menstrual cup. After that they only received toiletries at the second and third meeting. The programme focused on personal hygiene and to motivate the girls to attend and finish school. They were also given information sessions on how to use [...]

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