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Title:Mental health: struggle and transformation: third national conference proceedings
Editors:Eagle, GillianISNI
Hayes, Grahame
Bhana, ArvinISNI
City of publisher:Durban
ISBN:0620142227; 9780620142229
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:social work
mental health
social services
conference papers (form)
Abstract:OASSA, the Organization for Appropriate Social Services in South Africa, is a progressive service body concerned to address social service and mental health needs in keeping with a commitment to a non-racial democratic South Africa. This publication presents the proceedings of OASSA's third national conference, held in Durban on 9-10 September 1988, on the theme 'mental health: struggle and transformation'. The first section, 'Setting the context, meeting the challenge', contains presentations on the work and projects undertaken by OASSA's branch organizations in the Western Cape, Transvaal, Pietermaritzburg, Durban and Grahamstown, and the Zululand interest group, illustrating how they are meeting the challenges thrown up by the specific demands of their particular region. The papers in the second section, by Bonginkosi Nzimande, Lloyd Vogelman, Desiree Hansson and Jerry Coovadia, consider some of the challenges involved in transformation in the area of mental health and social welfare. The final section summarizes the discussions at the various workshops (Conference of the International Federation of Social Workers, Stockholm, July 1988; psycho-forensic work and South African political trials; challenges to 'appropriate' social services from community psychology; AIDS; research practices). [ASC Leiden abstract]