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overview of the consequences of violence and trauma in South Africa

Brandon Hamber

overview of the consequences of violence and trauma in South Africa

by Brandon Hamber

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Published by Centre for the Study of Violence & Reconciliation in Johannesburg .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementB. Hamber& S. Lewis.
The Physical Object
Pagination20 p.
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL494838M
LC Control Number98227994

  The following year South African dignitaries repealed the remaining apartheid laws and worked to establish a multiracial government. De Klerk and Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in for their efforts to unify South Africa. That same year, South Africa’s black majority won rule of the country for the first time. In , the first-ever nationally representative study of child maltreatment in South Africa was published, showing that over 40% of young people have experienced some form sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse or neglect at some point in their lives. This study reported on interviews that were conducted with 15 to 17 year olds about their lifetime experiences of violence .

In , Hamber, B. & Lewis, S. warned us of the impending consequences of unresolved Trauma in their seminal work for The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation “An Overview of the Consequences of Violence and Trauma in South Africa. Research report written for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation” ¹. We sought to investigate the nature, causes and effects of school violence in four South African high schools. A purposive sample of five principals, 80 learners and 20 educators was selected from the four schools used in the study. A sequential mixed method approach was used in this study; both questionnaires and interviews were used. The design is divided into two phases, .

Introduction. Globally, South African children experience disproportionally high levels of violence, and there is now mounting evidence on the magnitude of violence against children (VAC).1 South Africa’s estimated child homicide rate of homicides per children is more than twice the global average, and nearly half of all child homicides in South Africa .   Donson’s presentation began with an overview of statistics of violence in South Africa. In terms of homicide and intentional injuries in , collectively labelled violence, the WHO sketched that South Africa was 16th and 22nd in the world respectively. Road traffic accidents were quite high as well.


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Overview of the consequences of violence and trauma in South Africa by Brandon Hamber Download PDF EPUB FB2

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION (pp. ) The aim of this book is to address the pressing and socially relevant topic of traumatic stress in South Africa.

Given the high levels of exposure to trauma and violence of various kinds in this country, there is naturally serious concern about the mental health impact and implications of this exposure.

Given the history of political violence in South Africa, Therapeutic and community strategies for addressing and healing the effects of trauma exposure are comprehensively covered, as well as the particular needs of traumatised children and adolescents.

Traumatic stress in South Africa provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of. of improving everyday practices in South Africa. In response to this need, this book presents an overview of aspects of trauma prevalence, impact and treatment that is intended to be both scholarly and accessible.

This text aims to be mindful of the complexities of working with trauma survivors living within a context of multiple dangers. Since apartheid ended in South Africa inthe country has slowly shifted from dealing with political violence, to dealing primarily with criminal violence.

However, the effects of political. The first part of this publication focuses on the variety of potentially traumatic events that commonly occur in South Africa.

It clearly describes themes related to traumatic events and traumatic stress and introduces the basic principles of trauma counselling.

How violence and trauma has affected South Africans. 4 February PM. by Qama Qukula. Tags: Crime We live in a context of continuous trauma in South Africa. 25 years ago I coauthored an article on endemic violence against women (Vogelman & Eagle, ) in a special edition of Social Justice devoted to South Africa, in which it was argued that a range of background features of society, including a powerful patriarchal culture, needed to be tackled if gender violence was to be reduced.

Consequences of gender-based violence 15 Concluding remarks 16 References Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in South Africa: A Brief Review 2 Executive Summary The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) conducted this brief literature review about Gender-Based Violence (GBV) with the aim of using the findings to inform its.

Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in South Africa: Analysis from the South African Stress and Health Study Article (PDF Available) in BMC. (source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary South Africa has one of the highest rates of extreme violence cases in the world, which has created a critical need for counsellors to be trained specifically in this area.

In Trauma counselling: Principles and practice in South Africa today, a team of academics and practitioners have compiled a hands-on, yet.

Executive summary 6 Acquaintance violence 12 The level of violence — why there is so much violent crime 13 The degree of violence 13 Full list of recommendations 14 1.

Introduction 24 Structure of the concept paper 25 2. The politics of crime and violence in South Africa 28 3. Definitions 33 Violence 33 When does violence become crime.

Traumatic Stress in South Africa deals with the topic of traumatic stress from a number of angles. Traumatic stress, and posttraumatic stress more particularly, has gained international prominence as a condition or disorder that affects people across the globe in the wake of exposure to extreme life events, be these collective or individual.

Child abuse, sexual and domestic violence are among the most destructive experiences afflicting women and children. The wide prevalence of such violence takes an enormous toll on the lives of individual victims as well as the larger society, through innumerable behavioral, health, psychological, and economic consequences.

A brief overview of the historic construction of trauma1 The effects of trauma on humans were described for the first time in the s by physicians such as John Erichsen and Herbert Page.

The effects of trauma were mostly associated with railway accidents and were called “railroad spine”. From this genesis. South Africa’s unique history, characterised by apartheid, a form of constitutional racial segregation and exploitation, and a long period of political violence and state-sponsored oppression ending only insuggests a high level of trauma exposure in the general population.

The aim of this study was to document the epidemiology of trauma and. Google Scholar. Hamber, B., & Lewis, S. An overview of the consequences of violence and trauma in South Africa.

Johannesburg, South Africa: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. Google Scholar. Another million pupils reported being threatened with violence, she added. South Africa came second, after Jamaica, with the most incidents of violence in schools. The effects of trauma. The. Developmental trauma may be a particularly useful framework for the management of traumatised children and adolescents in South Africa.

The prevalence of child abuse in South Africa is high (Dawes and Ward ). Between March and Aprilthere w reported crimes against children in South Africa (Pawelczyk ). Types of School Violence in South Africa. Violence in South African schools includes threats of violence, psychological abuse, robbery, physical assaults, gang violence, corporal punishment, sexual violence and bullying (Burton & Leoschut, ).

The majority of school violence is learners-on learner violence (Burton & Leoschut, ; HSRC, ). We found it surprising given the history of state-sponsored violence in South Africa, that political trauma is not uniquely predictive of distress.

Noteworthy, most emotional injuries appear not to result from direct political motives, but rather from violence in interpersonal life (Butchart & Peden, ). Yet we did not include a detailed assessment of specific human rights violations, such as exposure to physical and psychological torture.

It is these events and subsequent consequences for the ordering of power, population and place that this book explores. Exorcising the Demons Within makes sense of recent antioutsider violence by situating it within an extended history of South African statecraft that both produced the conditions for the attacks and has been reshaped by it.Summary report on the prevalence of sexual, physical and emotional violence, context of sexual violence, and health and behavioral consequences of violence experienced in childhood.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Kenya County Office, Nairobi Abstract. This chapter presents three case studies of, what the authors have termed, trauma care in contemporary South Africa. The case studies are not about psychosocial interventions in the traditional (counselling) sense, but they look rather at how migrant communities in South Africa have sought out ways to deal with the deeply dislocating effects of living as migrants in the .