Advanced Child and Family Practice

Subject SCWK90021 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

48 hours



Corequisites: None
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 think their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Social Work
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 5, 234 Queensberry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9400
F: +61 3 9347 4375

Subject Overview:

This course explores the interface between adult issues of domestic and family violence, drug and alcohol problems, and mental health issues and children's safety and well being. The research and practice developments on multi-agency working and network governance will be addressed in this context as will the role and significance of diversity, inequality, and the significance of children and consumer perspectives.


To be advised

Assessment: A written essay of 5000 words 100% (due at the end of semester).
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • critically appraise relevant local, national and international research
  • extrapolate relevant findings from this research to their own practice and their agency's service and client populations
  • conceptualise the specific knowledge and values within different service sectors which impact upon the development of ‘siloed' working practices
  • evaluate the feasibility of theorising and practicing across different domains of practice
  • identify the values and practice principles entailed in participation and the tensions and possibilities for services with vulnerable children and adults
  • critically review contemporary practices and their conceptual under-pinnings in the light of changes in client cultural orientation and needs.
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