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South African Theological Seminary Christian Counselling Conference 17 th May 2008. “Alternative Parenting: A Solution To The OVC Challenge In South Africa ?”. PRESENTED BY GERT J JONKER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, THE BETHANY HOUSE TRUST. The Bethany House Trust. Established 1998

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south african theological seminary christian counselling conference 17 th may 2008

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

the bethany house trust
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
the bethany house trust cont
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
alternative parenting
“Alternative Parenting”
  • Place of Safety Parent
  • Foster Parent
  • Adoptive Parent
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“Alternative Parenting”
  • Quick
  • Cost Effective
  • Sustainable
  • Benefits Generations
the bethany house model
The Bethany House Model
  • Professional Parenting Program (PPP)
    • Master Training Program
    • Alternative Parenting Program
    • Family Reconstruction Program
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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
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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.
the bethany house model2
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
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The Bethany House Model
  • PhaseOne: Preparation
  • Phase Two: Screening
  • Phase Three:Pre-placement
  • Phase Four: Placement
  • Phase Five: Post-placement (Support)
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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
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Godly tool to serve OVC’s
  • Strategic partners
    • Training
      • Regional Master Trainer/s
      • Alternative Parent training
    • Service delivery partners
      • NGO’s
      • Parents
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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