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South African Theological Seminary Christian Counselling Conference 17 th May 2008

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  1. South African Theological SeminaryChristian Counselling Conference17th May 2008 “Alternative Parenting: A Solution To The OVC Challenge In South Africa ?” PRESENTED BY GERT J JONKER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, THE BETHANY HOUSE TRUST

  2. The Bethany House Trust • Established 1998 • Project of Child in Crisis Foundation (SA) • Registered Children’s Charity (Supreme Court) • Registered Non Profit Organisation (NGO) • Registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) • Mentorship program Zimbabwe • Sister program USA – Cambodia / China

  3. The Bethany House Trust (cont) • Residential Care • Babies • Toddlers • Boys <14 • Girls <14 • Independent Living Unit Boys >14 • Girls >14 with behaviour challenges • Shelter Street Kids • Socio-Legal Centre • Intermediary Program Child Witnesses • Therapy – Schools • Reality Check – Substance Abuse • Crisis Line • Investigations • Community Counselling • Statutory Social Work – Children & Families in Muldersdrift • Ikusasa – Schools • OVC (including CHH) • Centre of Learning • Research • Curriculum Development • PPP • Master • APP • FRP • Advocacy / Networking

  4. Introduction: Unique Challenges I Think I’m adopted…

  5. Introduction: Unique Challenges We’re not your real parents…

  6. Introduction

  7. Introduction: Constitutional Framework

  8. Introduction: Constitutional Framework

  9. Introduction: Constitutional Framework

  10. Vicious cycle undermining social services for children

  11. Number & proportion children living SA by province

  12. Number & proportion children living SA by population

  13. Number & proportion children living SA by age

  14. Number & proportion children living SA by gender

  15. Number & proportion maternal orphans living SA

  16. Number & proportion paternal orphans living SA

  17. Number & proportion double orphans living SA

  18. Total number & proportion orphans living SA

  19. Number & proportion children living child-headed households

  20. Number & proportion children living in poverty SA

  21. Number & proportion children receiving CSP

  22. Number & proportion children receiving Foster Grant

  23. Number & proportion children attending school

  24. Number & proportion children going hunger

  25. Infant mortality rate

  26. HIV prevalence among children SA

  27. Child deaths due to AIDS in SA

  28. Number & proportion children living child-headed households

  29. Shift in emphasis types of service interventions

  30. Cost of implementing new Child Care Act

  31. “Alternative Parenting” • Place of Safety Parent • Foster Parent • Adoptive Parent

  32. “Alternative Parenting” • Quick • Cost Effective • Sustainable • Benefits Generations

  33. “Alternative Parenting – What is foster care?”

  34. “Alternative Parenting – Children who can be placed in foster care?”

  35. “Alternative Parenting – Who can become an alternative parent?”

  36. “Alternative Parenting – Legal implications?”

  37. The Bethany House Model • Professional Parenting Program (PPP) • Master Training Program • Alternative Parenting Program • Family Reconstruction Program

  38. The Bethany House Model • Alternative Parenting Program (APP) • Khulisani Abantwana Bethu (Raise Our Children) • Tertiary recognition • Three Modules • PERSONAL AND INTERPERSONAL ABILITIES AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR PROFESSIONAL PARENTING • ALTERNATIVE CARE: LEGISLATION, REQUIREMENTS AND OBJECTIVES • THE DYNAMICS SURROUNDING PROFESSIONAL PARENTING

  39. The Bethany House Model • Five key components to this program • Theoretical training • Support • Practical work • Work assignments • Related activities such as interviews, screening visits, supervision, and telephone calls.

  40. The Bethany House Model • Training: Preparation (100hrs), self study (25hrs) & workshops (25hrs) 150hrs & 15 credits • Work assignments(100hrs) & Portfolios(35hrs) 135hrs / 13.5 credits • Practical work in childcare environment 300hrs / 30 credits • Interviews, screening & supervision during training period 15hrs / 1.5 credits • Total: 600hrs / 60 credits

  41. The Bethany House Model • PhaseOne: Preparation • Phase Two: Screening • Phase Three:Pre-placement • Phase Four: Placement • Phase Five: Post-placement (Support)

  42. The Bethany House Model • Fall out rate of <2% vs. industry standard 65% • 90% placement rate from residential care facilities • Unblock child abuse management system

  43. Conclusion • Godly tool to serve OVC’s • Strategic partners • Training • Regional Master Trainer/s • Alternative Parent training • Service delivery partners • NGO’s • Parents

  44. Thank you Contact: Gert J Jonker Chief Executive Officer Bethany House Trust Tel: +27 82 900 7832 or +27 11 660 2763 Email: gertjonker@childincrisis.org.za Postal Address: PO Box 6 PAARDEKRAAL 1752, South Africa Physical Address: 21 Potgieter Street Monument MOGALE CITY