Social workers' perceptions on the implementation of the coalition on responsible drinking (CORD) programme in Namibia
A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Social Work
The purpose of the study was to assess the perception of social workers on the
implementation of the coalition on responsible drinking (CORD) programme in
Namibia. The study investigated the achievements and challenges social workers at the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) experience in the implementation of the CORD programme. The study also obtained detailed information about the inputs, activities, and processes of the programme in order to uncover the achievements and challenges experienced during the programme implementation, the adequacy of resource allocation, and the availability and transparency of programme documentation. The main aim of the study was to collect data to assess the implementation of the CORD programme in preventing and mitigating alcohol abuse in Namibia by evaluating the opinions and perceptions of social workers who work directly with it. A quantitative research approach using a descriptive research design was adopted. A pilot study was conducted with ten (10) respondents in order to identify shortcomings and to correct the questionnaire. Data were collected through a structured questionnaire that involved closed ended and open-ended questions in order to gather more detailed and complex
information from the respondents. Sixty-four respondents were identified as the sample population. The questionnaire was mailed to the respondents. Fifty-five respondents returned a completed questionnaire. The study found that the CORD programme implementation is very important for the Ministry of Health and Social Services, the community and the stakeholders involved in its implementation. The study also found that there is a shortage of social workers to implement the programme. Furthermore there is a lack of necessary resources, as well
as a monitoring and evaluation tool. The study also established that individual
counselling is mainly used to help people with alcohol problems, whilst there is a low referral of people who are addicted to alcohol to rehabilitation centers.
Based on the findings of the study, it is suggested that more social workers be recruited and stakeholder involvement be strengthened. There is also a need to avail the necessary resources, such as funds and transport that can enhance the implementation of the planned activities. A monitoring and evaluation tool needs to be developed to monitor the progress of the implementation of activities. There is a need to operationalise and establish alcohol and drug rehabilitation services for treatment of people with alcohol addiction problems and aftercare services to ensure sobriety of rehabilitated clients.
Coalition; Responsible drinking; Alcoholism, Namibia; Social work with alcoholics, Namibia; Alcoholics, Rehabilitation
University of Namibia
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Windhoek - University of Namibia
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