RELATIONSHIP BASED PRACTICE WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

SWP5RCF

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be equipped to create relationships with vulnerable children and families in ways that are respectful and empowering; taking into account the need for forensic astuteness in promoting the safety, stability, development and wellbeing of children. Several models will be introduced which will integrate a strengths base with strategies for talking about and understanding problems within the context of child protection and/or family services provision. These chosen models promote relationships between all participants in that context. This subject will be underpinned by the Best Interests Case Practice Model - Summary Guide, (2008) and the Aboriginal Cultural Competence Framework, (2008).

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Student must obtain subject coordinator's permission to enrol in subject.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFamily Therapy: A Constructive Framework, Chapters 2-5, pp 33-122RecommendedLowe, RTHOUSAND OAKS, CA, 2004
ReadingsInterviewing Clients in involuntary situations: Children, Dyads, and the mandated; Chapter 9 in Interviewing for Solutions,pp.170-212RecommendedDe Jong, P & Berg, I3RD EDN, BELMONT, CA, BROOKS/COLE, 2008
ReadingsThe strengths perspective in criminal justice, Chapter 7 in The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice, pp 127-141RecommendedSaleeby, DBOSTON, PEARSON 2009

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Other Site, 2018, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 5.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching will be delivered over one 2-day block and three 1-day blocks (total of 5 days)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 2,000-word reflection on role play45
One 2,500-word essay or equivalent oral presentation55