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June 14/15 - Century City Conference Centre
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Wednesday, June 14 • 18:00 - 20:00
I Am Because We Are: Resilience in Children who are Victims of Domestic Violence Through the Lens of Ubuntu - Tedi Kennedy

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I Am Because We Are: Resilience in Children who are Victims of Domestic Violence Through the Lens of Ubuntu
Presenter: Tedi Kennedy (University of Amsterdam, USA)
Introduction: This paper addresses the role ubuntu plays in children’s ability to develop their resilience in the face of domestic abuse. In the theoretical framework of the research, the social ecological model serves as a reminder that children do not grow up in a vacuum and are socialized by their environment. 
Methods: The paper is based on empirical research carried out in Gugulethu, South Africa in 2016, using four distinct research methods. The first being the Child and Youth Resilience Measure created by the Resilience Research Centre. A photo elicitation process and finally an interview followed the survey. Focus groups were also conducted with caregivers within the community
Findings: At the moment, concrete findings for the research are still being analyzed and interpreted; however, preliminary findings show that ubuntu plays a role, but not necessarily the main factor behind resilience in children. The community within Gugulethu may influence children’s ability to develop resilience more so than ubuntu. 

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Tedi Kennedy

University of Amsterdam


Wednesday June 14, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Century City Conference Centre Western Cape Town, South Africa

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