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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Term 3, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 contact hours (8 x 3 hours seminar) |
Total Time Commitment:
24 contact hours
16 hours of class preparation and reading
24 hours of assessment related tasks
= 64 hours total time commitment= 8 hours total time per week
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s courses. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorMs Menka Tsantefski
School of Nursing and Social Work
The University of Melbourne
Level 5, 234 Queensberry St
Carlton Victoria 3053 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9400
F: +61 3 9347 4375
Child and family welfare is a long established major field of practice for professional social workers. This subject gives students a foundation for social work practice in the field of services to children at significant risk of harm and their families and carers, using a framework for understanding and responding to the child in its family, network and community. It covers key policy debates, program arrangements, practice trends and ethical issues in services to protect children and promote their well-being. The subject pays particular attention to the theoretical and practical aspects of understanding and responding to risk and serious harm to children. It examines both routine and innovative approaches to policy development and service provision in the areas of family support, child protection and out-of-home care services, taking account of emerging patterns of need and the socio-political context of program development. Students will learn about the particular functions and skills required of social workers practising in this field.
Knowledge of the issues presenting to child and family services and the key policies underpinning the child and family services in Victoria;
|Assessment:||a) A written essay of 5,000 words due at the end of semester|
|Prescribed Texts:||A reading guide will be available.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who complete this subject should be able to:
|Links to further information:||http://www.socialwork.unimelb.edu.au/|
Master of Social Work |
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