Strengths and Risks in Family Work
This course provides opportunity for students to understand the conceptual framework of family strengths and strengths-based approaches, as well as assessment and other practitioner responses to risks that may be faced by families. The course will focus on strength-based approaches to those risks with potentially life threatening outcomes to families from a range of communities. The course provides students with advanced research and practice based knowledge and skills to provide effective interventions in accordance with duty of are requirements, ethical practice and relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
- Semester 2 - 2016
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Understand diverse family and community strengths
2. Identify and assess risks in families
3. Apply strategies to build strengths and reduce risks
4. Analyse and respond to specific risks in family work
5. Use strategies of self-assessment, supervision and reflection to manage self-care
- Research and practice approaches to strengths and risk in family work
- Risk assessment
- Protective factors & resilience
- Assessment and response to suicide and child abuse & neglect
- Risk in a cultural context with a focus on specific communities
Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline and/or equivalent professional experience in the field.
Presentation: Strengths & Risk Assessment in Family Work
Professional Task: Client Referral
Essay: Working with families from specific communities
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
General Course Requirements:
- Workshop: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must attend the 3-day workshop to pass this course.
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.