Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development

Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development formerly The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher is a refereed interdisciplinary journal for social workers and social service professionals concerned with the advancement of the theory and practice of social work and social development in Africa and in a changing global world. 

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Call for Journal Articles: Decolonising Social Work Education in South Africa


The Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development (formerly known as The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher), in partnership with the Association for South African Social Work Education Institutions, calls for journal articles on the theme: Decolonising social work education in South Africa.

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Vol 29, No 1 (2017)

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Table of Contents


Editorial PDF
Adrian van Breda i-ii


Coping Resources of Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence: An Ecological Perspective PDF
Ilze Slabbert 1–15
Adolescents' Experiences and Coping Strategies with Parental Substance Addiction Within a Rural Farming Community PDF
Denise Marinus, Marichen Ann Van der Westhuizen, Assim Hashim Alpaslan 16–33
Critical Reflexivity beyond the Classroom: Social Work Students' Perspectives of Communities in Kwazulu-Natal PDF
Tanusha Raniga, Boitumelo Khothatso Seepamore 34–48
Implementation and Evaluation of the Psycho-Social Therapeutic Programme (PTP) for Police Officials PDF
Pieter Boshoff, Herman Strydom, Karel Botha 49–72
The Influence of Dispositional and Contextual Factors as Possible Determinants on Adolescent Suicide Ideation PDF
Ancel Andrew George 73–91
An Exploration of Learning Styles Used by Social Work Students: A Systematic Review PDF
Jose Frantz, Nicolette Vanessa Roman, Mariana De Jager 92–106
Beyond the Silence: Emotional Experiences of Adolescents in Foster Care PDF
Mmathebe Mampane, Eleanor Ross 107– 121