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AZA2764: Building support networks for children and families

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate – Unit

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

Faculty

Arts

Coordinators(s)

Ms Gugulethu Shange

Offered

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.

Prohibitions

ATS2764

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 compliments the core intervention unit that focuses more on individual and group support.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Understand the nature of a social environment and the meaning of a social network.
  2. Know the principles of environmental modification.
  3. 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

Within semester assessment: 100%

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.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Precious-Pearl Vezi

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

Child and youth development – South Africa

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