Child-Centred Practice in Family Work

Course code HLSC6514Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course provides knowledge and skill required to enable family and relationship service practitioners to promote the best interests of the child in accordance with the requirements of family law and other family policy and legislative frameworks. The course considers models of child inclusive practice, and equips students to facilitate parent participation in child inclusive counseling and dispute resolution processes. Knowledge and skill required to specialize in the role of child consultant within child inclusive family law mediation or counseling processes are covered.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students will be able to :
• Define child centred practice in a variety of settings
• Apply strategies to support and engage parents to maintain child focused approaches
• Apply strategies in organisations and workplaces to enhance child awareness
• Critically evaluate strategies to engage children.
Content• Social, historical, cultural and political context of child centred practice
• Theoretical perspectives informing responses to child centred practice
• Organisational and professional procedures, ethics and standards
• Skills in communication and engagement with parents and children
• Identification of risks to children and strategies to improve safety
• Ongoing supervision and professional development required to work with parents and children
• Cultural context and considerations for current practice
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeUndergraduate degree in relevant discipline and/or equivalent professional experience in the field.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsClinical
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 96 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Workshop: for 24 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentCompletion of this course requires attendance at face to face workshops.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HLSC6514