This report is a presentation of an evaluation study that provides a qualitative understanding of the family strengthening approach that underlies the Isibindi model. It describes how the Isibindi approach contributes to the outcomes related to wellbeing indicators, while at the same time documenting what Isibindi family strengthening approach involves. The study entails an in-depth analysis of the dynamics and interactions between Child and Youth Care Workers (CYCWs), families and children within the home, which have resulted in the documented impact of Isibindi as recorded in evaluation documents conducted on the programme. Therefore, the study is not an evaluation per se but an analysis and documentation of the detailed processes that occur during CYCWs home visits to gain an understanding and clarity on what happens during these family interactions to cause the documented impact/effect.
The objectives of the study are three-fold, namely:
a. To develop a qualitative understanding of the family strengthening approach that underlies the Isibindi model;
b. To outline (i.e. understand) how the Isibindi approach contributes to the outcomes related to well-being indicators; and
c. To document what Isibindi family strengthening approach involves.