Special Needs and Services to Families
The family is the core of society and is integral to the general well-being of individuals in relation to their psychosocial, emotional, physical, spiritual and economic needs. A well-functioning family provides members with emotional, social and material support that is sustaining throughout life. It is also a cradle from which the values and norms of a society are transmitted and preserved. Families in South Africa are diverse and various family forms can be identified.
Family Preservation:The family preservation perspective is based on the belief that all family members benefit from family life and that the best way to achieve permanency in the lives of family members is for them to be with their families as far as possible. FAMSA is one of the NGOs that facilitate assisatance in family matters