The development of a psychosocial educational programme to facilitate the reintegration of incarcerated women who had dumped babies and / or committed infanticide

  • Authors

    • Ndempavali Sumpi University of Namibia
    • Hans Justus Amukugo University of Namibia
  • Development, Psychosocial, Educational Programme, Facilitate, Reintegration, Incarcerated, Women, Dumped Babies Committed, Infanti-cide.
  • This paper focused process followed on the development of a psychosocial educational programme to facilitate the reintegration process of women who had dumped their babies and / or committed infanticide.

    The development of the educational programme established was based on the survey guide suggested by Dickoff et al. (1968) namely agent, recipient, dynamic and terminus. According to the data analysis, the women who had dumped babies and / or committed infanticides were experiencing psychological and socioeconomic challenges, as well as reintegration, legal, and ethical challenges. The researcher decided to develop a psychosocial educational programme to address those challenges. The educational programme was also designed to meet the needs of women who had dumped babies and / or committed infanticide and to equip them with competencies; such as skills, knowledge, attitudes, and values to manage the psycho-social aspects and to facilitate their reintegration.

    The educational programme comprises, the aim of educational, objectives, contents of an educational programme educational approaches, programme development process, evaluation of an educational programme.

    Author Biography

    • Hans Justus Amukugo, University of Namibia

      Dr Hans Justus Amukugo holds a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Namibia.  He is specializing in Nursing science, education and health service management. Currently he is a lecturer, member of Unam postgraduate committee, supervisor for master and PhD students teach research methodology, co- coordinator of undergraduate and postgraduate research activities at the School of nursing and Public health. His research interests are qualitative research, model, and theory and programme development in health perspectives. E – Mail address:

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    Sumpi, N., & Amukugo, H. J. (2016). The development of a psychosocial educational programme to facilitate the reintegration of incarcerated women who had dumped babies and / or committed infanticide. International Journal of Health, 4(2), 112-119.