Responding to Risk in Family Work

Course code HLSC6515Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course develops the advanced knowledge and skill required to identify and respond to the following risks that may be faced by children, young people, families and individuals:
- Domestic and Family Violence in the context of working with families
- Risk of self-harm or suicide
- Children and young people at risk of harm.
The course provides the advanced knowledge and skill to provide effective interventions in accordance with duty of care requirements, ethical practice, and relevant legislation, policies and procedures relating to work with children and young people.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively:
1. Analyse the impacts of domestic and family violence, work within legal and organisational frameworks to address risk, promote the safety of family members and align service interventions to specific clients;
2. Identify current suicide risk, work to reduce risk and increase safety, and work to strengthen the individual's links to further care;
3. Respond to children and young people at risk of harm by promoting safe and nurturing work practices, reporting risk, and;
4. Expand upon specialised skills required for the workplace, including application of clinical supervision to support professional practice;
5. Be able to reflect on, and describe the application of what has been learnt theoretically within their program;
6. Understand the array of skills required and opportunities available within their chosen career.
Content1. Identify and assess suicide risk, work to minimise risk and increase safety and facilitate links to further care;
2. Apply ethical work practices in working with children and young people to support protection;
3. Report indications of possible risk of harm;
4. Analyse the impact of domestic and family violence on family work and work within legal and organisational frameworks;
5. Implement work practices to promote safety for family members who are subjected to violence;
6. Implement organisational procedures that support family members to cease controlling behaviours, and;
7. Align service interventions to specific clients.
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 MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Online Learning ActivitiesOnline Group/Tutorial Participation and Contribution:
- Role play scenarios in a group setting
- Presentation : Class
- Written Assessments
- Reflective Journal
- Case notes Exercise
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 30 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Case Study: for 15 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Student Projects: for 15 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HLSC6515