Social Work Services
Divorce, Care & Contact Investigations
Negotiating the breakup of a marriage can be very complex and stressful for everyone.
What about the children? Where should they stay? When and how much contact should the children have with each parent? What if your access to your children is denied or you think that the contact with the other parent is not in your child’s best interest?
These questions can be answered through thoughtful and legally defensible processes.
Living Hope Consulting offers socio- emotional evaluations for children, interactional analysis between parents and children as well as background investigations and Court reports to assist divorced parents during care and contact disputes.
Child Abuse Investigations & Forensic Assessments
To hear that your child may have been abused is the kind of news that can knock you to your knees. Maybe your child said or did something that made your alarm bells go off, or the school called you to discuss some inappropriate behaviour or even worse there is evidence that your child may have been exposed to sexual or physical abuse. You immediately want to know who did it, when did it happen and how can you protect your child. It’s a panicked feeling of fear anger and confusion but where can you get help for your child? I provide Forensic Assessment Services to children to assist in finding out what happened to them in a non threatening and child friendly manner that is still legally defensible.
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Support to Schools in Disciplinary Hearings
Keeping schools safe for every learner is easier said than done. The school disciplinary process can be complex and often require skills that teachers may not have. School disciplinary processes require an in depth understanding of the legal processes while keeping children’s safety and wellbeing at the centre of all the processes. I am able to assist the SGB and the SBST in evaluating children involved in disciplinary disputes, evaluate their competency, describe the impact of the experience on the child and make recommendations to the school regarding the outcome of the process. Contact me for a detailed discussion on the schools’ needs.
Assessment & Therapeutic Services for Adults
We all need support. Sometimes from the people in our social networks and sometimes from professionals when your life is stuck in a rut or have to come to terms with a painful past or recover from an abusive relationship. I especially strive to offer hope to survivors of childhood abuse and neglect as it is an area that needs deep compassion and care to overcome. All are welcome! Do something different. There is help available. Book now
Assessment of, and Therapy to Children
Entering the world of the child takes patience skill and creativity. When your child is hurting or coming to terms with your divorce, it can be daunting task to open the conversation. I believe that each parent is able to connect with their child if they have a good starting point and can see the world from their child’s point of view. I can help you make that connection through assessments and therapy programmes tailored to meet the needs of your child. I believing in involving parents in the process through continuous feedback, suggested activities and always working to repair and support the connection between you and your child. Support is within reach! Book now.
Classroom and School Based Risk Assessment Manual and Training
The Classroom and School based risk assessment manual is a programme aimed at primary and secondary schools to assist educators in screening, identifying and supporting learners who may be exposed to child abuse and neglect. The manual provides extensive resources and proses in a colour coded risk assessment framework that is easy to use. It consist of illustrated child abuse identifiers, intervention protocols, and referral guidelines along with a comprehensive set of forms and letters to make reporting abuse as easy as possible. To find out more about this programme please contact me.
Mamma Zamma Moms & Kids development Group
Mamma Zamma is an award winning 11 week non-centre based early childhood stimulation programme for children from 2-6 years. The programme is attended by the primary care giver and child and they do all of the activities together. The programme aims to support the child’s cognitive development and strengthen the attachment to the caregiver while improving the parent’s practical parenting skills. I provide practical CPD accredited training on the programme and implementation support. Contact me to tell you more about it
Call to Arms
The Call to Arms Child Protection Manual for Early Childhood Development centres is a step by step guide to ECD centres to identify refer and support very young children who may be victims of child abuse and neglect. I had the privilege to compile the manual as a collaboration between the Nataniël Progress Project and Child Welfare Tshwane. The manual is practical and easy to use within established ECD centres as well as emerging centres. I offer training on the manual and consultation on implementing it to organisations as well as private centres. Contact me if you want to make your ECD centre a child safe zone.