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Protection programmes

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Social work

Our social workers work with farming communities to support them through difficult times and ensure that children and adults are safeguarded from harm.  Needs that are addressed include: neglect, abuse, family relationships, behavior problems and substance abuse.  We provide support and help in order to promote social change, development, cohesion, and empowerment.

Substance abuse

Substance abuse is a grave concern in some farming communities. In addition, access to treatment in rural environments is even more difficult than in urban centres. So we developed a substance abuse programme to support adults and youth on farms through awareness, prevention and early intervention activities.

Programme dreams / goals

Alcohol Anonymous (AA) meetings

Sustainable support is critical for people struggling with or recovering from alcohol and substance abuse. Regular AA meetings will provide the necessary support for recovery and encouragement for continued sobriety.

“My role as a social worker is to support and help families in order to reach their full potential. We strive to act as guides and advocates to empower the farming communities. This can be a challenging role as we need to use our professional judgement to make tough decisions when acting in the best interest of the child.”

Bernadette November, Social Worker, Pebbles Project