Child-Centred Practice in Family Work
This course provides knowledge and skill required to enable practitioners to promote child centred practice approaches in a variety of settings providing services to families and children.
- Semester 1 - 2016
- Trimester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Define child centred practice in a variety of settings
2. Apply strategies to support and engage parents to maintain child focused approaches
3. Apply strategies in organisations and workplaces to enhance child awareness
4. Critically evaluate strategies to engage children
- 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
Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline and/or equivalent professional experience in the field.
Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activity
Professional Task: Professional Task
Self-Directed 96 hour(s) per Term
Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term
Students are expected to attend the Workshop in Newcastle.