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AZA3769

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 First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Rika Swanzen

Synopsis

The student needs to understand his or her role within a multi-disciplinary team working with dysfunctional families. The students will learn how to evaluate family functioning through the 'Person-in-Environment Classification System' and the Family and Community Functioning Model. Inadequate family boundaries cause a decrease in the security of children and for social ills such as child abuse to occur. The student will be oriented to the role of the child care worker in this problem.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the principles of ecological assessments;
  2. Utilizing the person-in-environment classification system to evaluate family functioning within their environmental context;
  3. Discover family strengths and their social niche;
  4. Learn about child abuse types and how to approach it through child-friendly therapeutic aids;
  5. Familiarise oneself with the Rape Wise pack, aimed at preventative education that can be used in organisations and schools;
  6. Show efficiency in basic value-based sex education.

Assessment

Tutorial Contribution: 10%;
Major essay (1,800 words): 40%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Total assessment to be equal to 100%

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

ATS3769