Case Management and Psychosocial Support

Case Management and Psychosocial Support

CATCH has adopted a socio-legal approach that addresses both the welfare and protection needs of children in contact with the law. The case management experiences of CATCH were appreciated by UNICEF Zimbabwe in 2012 as a best practice. This has influenced the Department of Social Welfare to roll out a national case management strategy. CATCH Case management and psychosocial support respects the different needs and complexities of each and every beneficiary. Efforts are prioritized to ensure holistic interventions that addresses these different needs through coordinating with other child protection partners for specialized services. In this regard, CATCH is part of national coordination and referral pathways such as the Child Protection Committee, Victim Friendly System, Pre-Trial Diversion Steering Committee, Access to Justice working group and the Prison Working Group.

CATCH’s case management and psychosocial support services and activities

  • Home assessment visits,
  • institutional visits,
  • detention monitoring,
  • walk in consultations,
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Emotional counselling
  • peer education
  • career guidance
  • Sexual Reproductive Health Education including HIV/AIDS and GBV
  • Peer to Peer support groups
  • family therapy
  • Parenting clubs
  • Inmate support
  • court accompaniment, case conferencing,