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ZUG2059 - Social networking & community profiling

Undergraduate – Unit

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Faculty of Social and Health Sciences


South Africa

  • Second Semester 2020 (Day)

15 Credits


The principal aim of this module is to provide students with the theoretical underpinnings of knowledge, skills, principles and techniques essential for building support networks for children and their families.

The module explains the contexts and scope of Child & Youth worker within a community setting where formal and informal networks of support need to be established towards the best interest of the young person. It addresses the pivotal role of the Child & Youth Care worker within a team of professionals in the field of family & child welfare.


  • Give a critical exposition of the referral process with child and youth care work in communities
  • Critically discuss and explain empowerment models
  • Describe environmental modification
  • Demonstrate ability to utilise social network analyses and social network intervention strategies
  • Explain the concepts of person-environment-practice
  • Develop a structure for documenting information collected on communities


Within semester/Formative assessment: 75%
Examination/Summative assessment: 25%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module 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.