SOCCHFAM 734 - Issues in Child Welfare and Protection

Course code
Issues in Child Welfare and Protection
Counselling, Human Services, and Social Work
Delivery modes
Block Intensive
Course director

Irene De Haan

Course description

Explores the critical issues in child welfare and protection encountered by education, health and human services workers. The historical, social and conceptual basis for an understanding of child abuse and neglect is considered. Explores research-led strategies to address personal, professional, and societal responses to the needs of vulnerable children.

Learning outcomes

At completion of this course, students will be able to: Critically engage with debates around causes and consequences of abuse. Articulate a holistic understanding of child protection strategies. Comprehend a range of responses to child abuse and neglect. Address contextual and professional challenges associated with identification of child abuse and neglect and timely action to prevent or mitigate harm.

    Currently scheduled classes

    2021 Epsom (Semester 1): On campus block teaching on Thursdays (25 March, 6 May) and Fridays (26 March, 7 May) from 9.00 am - 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm.

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