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Social Work Treatment Services

Substance abuse is an on-going issue in Cape Town, it affects the development of children and youth and hinders the upliftment of disadvantaged communities. Social ills such as poverty, crime, low living standards and high levels of unemployment are some of the contributing factors that result in substances being easily accessible—especially among young people. Unsurprisingly, schools in these areas contain a high volume of learners who use substances, but by providing social work services within the schools themselves we can drastically increase their access to treatment and support.

PASCAP delivers treatment services to young people and their families who are affected by substances in marginalized communities. Our Early Intervention and Out-Patient Treatment services are in line with Section 10(2) of the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse Act, 70 of 2008:

(a) identification of individuals, families and, communities at risk;

(b) screening for problematic substance use to facilitate early detection and appropriate interventions;

(c) enabling affected persons to recognize the warning signals of substance use and conditions related thereto;

(d) providing families and communities with information to enable them to access resources and professional help;

(e) involving and promoting the participation of children, youth, parents and, families, in identifying and seeking solutions to their problems;

(f) promoting appropriate interpersonal relationships within the family of the affected persons;

(g) promoting the well-being of the service user and the realization of his or her full potential;

(h) sensitizing users and their families about the link between substance abuse, crime, HIV & AIDS and other health conditions; and

(i) promoting the diversion of children and other users away from the criminal justice system.

Services are delivered by a multidisciplinary team consisting of social workers, social auxiliary workers, nurse practitioners and After School Care Practitioners. Services include providing individual counselling sessions, family therapy, group intervention, home visits, individual health consultations and ongoing support through after-school care programmes. Treatment is rendered to clients affected by:

  • Drug abuse
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Child neglect
  • Child abuse
  • Truancy
  • Domestic violence

PASCAP’s treatment services are currently available in the following schools:

  • Chumisa Primary School, Khayelitsha
  • Luhlaza High School, Khayelitsha
  • Matthew Goniwe High School, Khayelitsha
  • Tafelsig High School, Mitchells Plain
  • Tafelsig Primary School, Mitchells Plain
  • Hout Bay High School, Hout Bay
  • Aloe Junior High School, Mitchells Plain
  • Aloe High School, Mitchells Plain

Please contact us to find out more about our services: info@pascap.org.za


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