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

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 Precious-Pearl Vezi

Offered

South Africa

  • Summer semester B 2018 (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.

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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