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COUNSELLING SERVICES: 2008

 

While The Smile of the Child provides counselling to callers, the organisation also provides one-on-one counselling where requested and necessary. 

 

During the period from 1/1/08 up until and including 31/12/08 there were 1966 people who sought counseling services for child-related issues.  Please note that counselling services are available only to children or to adults in dealing with children.

 

From the 1966 people, 127   (6 %) had in-person meetings with the Association’s psychologists and social workers for the purpose of:  

  • Diagnosis      4 (3%)  cases

  • Personal (One-on-One) Counselling 98 ( 77%) cases

  • Family Counselling 25 ( 20%) cases

Chart of Types of Counseling:

 

ISSUE NUMBER OF CASES

Relationship in the family

571 (29%)

Relationship with peers

133 ( 7%)

Death in the family

114 (6%)

Divorce in the family

115 (6%)

Problems adjusting in school

115 (6%)

Behavioural Difficulties  

421 (21%)

Issues of Physical/ Sexual or Psychological Abuse of Child

94(5%)

Suicidal ideation

8 (1%)

Emotional upheaval

59 (3%)

Issues regarding use of the Internet (includes safety)

15 (1%)

Other

321 (15%)

TOTAL

1966

 

Graph 1: Percentage by Type of Problem