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AZA3769

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2014
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 the unit, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the principles of ecological assessments;
  2. Utilizing frameworks for evaluating family functioning within their environmental context;
  3. Discover family strengths and parenting styles;
  4. Learn about child abuse types and how to approach it through child-friendly therapeutic aids;
  5. Familiarise themself with programmes, aimed at preventative education that can be used in organisations and schools;
  6. Show efficiency in basic value-based sex education.

Assessment

Tutorial Contribution (900 words): 20%
Major essay (1,350 words): 30%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour lectures per week
One 1-hour tutorial per week

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

Prerequisites

First year sequence in Child and Youth Development

Prohibitions

ATS3769