Family and Marriage Association of South Africa - services

By: Famsa  11-11-2011
Keywords: Counselling, Social Workers

FAMSA's Mission is to preserve the family with preventive and remedial services which build on existing strengths in individuals, couples, groups and communities and enables people to deal with modern day stressors and issues that threaten Family Life. Through its countrywide network of Societies, FAMSA can reach people throughout the nation, also in underserviced areas.

FAMSA attempts to advocate and lobby to ensure social justice prevails for every family and especially the vulnerable.

FAMSA offers a comprehensive range of services.

FAMSA is staffed by qualified social workers specially trained in dealing with family problems and trauma :

  • Administration staff
  • Auxilliary workers
  • Volunteers (both lay and professional).

    FAMSA's services are divided into five main categories, each serving the specific needs of different groups in a Social Developmental Approach. These services are:

  • Community Development
  • Counselling
  • Employee Support Services
  • Training
  • Education.

    FAMSA works with communities to address their particular needs through:

  • Domestic Violence Projects
  • Youth Development
  • Women Upliftment Initiatives
  • Aids Awareness Prevention and Home Based Caregiving Projects
  • Unemployment and Poverty Alleviation Programmes.

    FAMSA offers specialized counselling services to individuals, couples, families and groups.

    This is inclusive of adolescent groups, marriage preparation and enrichment; marital and divorce counselling; family therapy; divorce mediation, trauma and grief counselling.


    FAMSA provides services to companies, either directly to employees or as support for corporate counsellors.

    Corporate services include counselling, cross cultural programmes, group interaction therapy, change management and trauma debriefing.


    Training programmes are presented to professionals, lay counsellors, schools and members of the Public. The range of topics includes:

  • Basic and Advanced Counselling
  • Marital and Divorce Counselling
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Personal Growth Assertivenes and Stress Management
  • Community Development
  • Trauma Counselling.

    Education programmes are offered in schools, churches and various other community settings. Programmes include:

  • Life Skills for Teens
  • Marriage Preparation
  • AIDS Awareness and Prevention
  • Parenting
  • Talks, Seminars and Workshops
  • Marriage and Family Enrichment.

  • Keywords: Counselling, Social Workers

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    Family and Marriage Association of South Africa - vacancies

    Family Life Centre Parkwood is looking for social workers and psychologists with experience in marriage counselling to work in our after hours clinic. Supervision will be provided and attendance is a requirement.