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Re-Imagining Child and Family Social Work - SCWK5008

Year - 2020

This unit addresses the range of factors from poverty to positive parenting that contribute to the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children, young people and their families. A range of theories, from psychological to sociological, are critically examined from a social work perspective. This unit examines multiple contested and socially constructed concepts such as 'child abuse and/or neglect,' 'child wellbeing and protection,' 'risk and resilience.' Research regarding the potential impact of child abuse and/or neglect on children's and young people's development is examined through human rights and trauma informed lenses. Promoting ethical, collaborative and socially just practices when working with individuals, families and communities is emphasised in order to develop environments that value children and young people. This UOS also addresses international issues of child protection and well-being including child trafficking, the treatment of refugee children and their families, poverty and war.

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week for 6 weeks

1x750wd discussion board contribution (15%), 1x1500wd annotated bibliography (25%), 1x3000wd group project (45%), 1x750wd self reflection (15%)

Additional information
Departmental permission only


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1a

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Social Work
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 20 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Courses that offer this unit

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