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AZA2764

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Social Science, South Africa
OfferedSouth Africa Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Rika Swanzen

Synopsis

The child and youth care worker cannot treat children alone, they will need an awareness of what other disciplines do and knowledge of a process of referral that will ensure that the child gets the best holistic treatment possible. This unit includes a social network framework that teaches the student to look for possible social support (natural and professional) that can treat the child but also sustain his or her well-being within a community. This unit will already touch on intervention on a community level, although it does not focus on community development. In the parallel unit in this semester more focus is given to individual and group interventions.

Outcomes

The objectives lie within five inter-related bands. These concern:

  1. factual information
  2. sources and resources
  3. conceptual definitions
  4. academic debates
  5. analytic communication skills.

Upon successful completion of this unit, learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with the following types of information, academic perspectives and skills:

  1. Understand the nature of a social environment and the meaning of a social network.
  2. Know the principles of environmental modification.
  3. Ability to accurately and efficiently refer a childhood problem to multiple disciplines.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to do a social network analysis.
  5. Show efficiency in conducting social network interventions.
  6. Be able to differentiate between social networking, environmental modification and community development.

Assessment

Tutorial contribution: 10%
Major essay (1,800 words): 40%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Three 1-hour lectures per week
One 1-hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prohibitions

ATS2764