AZA3769 - Family functioning and child abuse: The child and youth care worker's role - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

South Africa School of Social Science

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Precious-Pearl Vezi

Coordinator(s)

Ms Precious-Pearl Vezi

Unit guides

Offered

South Africa

  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.

Prohibitions

ATS3769

Notes

The unit may be offered as part of the Summer Arts ProgramSummer Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/summer-program.html).

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 themselves with programmes, aimed at preventative education that can be used in organisations and schools;
  6. Show efficiency in basic value-based sex education.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60% + Exam: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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