n Child Abuse Research in South Africa - The experiences of families affected by child sexual abuse as expressed in a family play therapy context

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-1383



This article focuses on the experiences of four families who were engaged in a family play therapy process as part of intervention research within a qualitative framework. After thematic analysis themes emerged: Theme 1: Reactions of caregivers to child sexual abuse; Theme 2: Other traumas: Vulnerability factors in the community; Theme 3: Change in family dynamics; and Theme 4: Experiences of pending court process. The research findings in this study will inform the Design phase of an intervention research process, which will lead to the early development and the refinement of an integrative family play therapy model.

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