Prevention and early intervention, intervening early in life and early in an issue affecting individuals, families and communities, is socially and economically beneficial. Long-term impact on family and community well-being is enhanced through coordinated, comprehensive intervention that addresses the holistic frame of physical and mental health through the life-course. In this course students will learn concepts and models for prevention and early intervention and will investigate appropriate assessment and screening tools that direct families to the appropriate services in the community.
HLSC2243 is the second course in a 3-year sequence (HLSC1243, HLSC2243, HLSC3243) that seeks to prepare students for a rapidly changing world of practice and for multi-faceted new jobs with a focus on families and communities.
Availability2019 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2019
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Recognise the impact of community and social contexts on family vulnerability and resilience.
2. Define the parameters of prevention and early intervention approaches in family and community services.
3. Explain key principles of selected intervention frameworks.
4. Identify the range of funders and providers of services for families and communities (e.g., Commonwealth, State, Local; Non-government; family, community; in services such as in health, mental health, disability, D&A, family violence, housing & homelessness)
5. Articulate potential connections between services.
- Contexts for intervention – issues requiring intervention;
- Types of prevention and early intervention approaches: universal, targeted, primary, secondary, tertiary;
- Models of family and community intervention, e.g., 1000 Days framework; CREATE collective impact framework; National Disability Insurance Scheme, Communities For Children;
- Service sector structure, organisations, scope and focus.
HLSC1243 Foundations of Strong Families--Capable Communities
Online Learning Activity: Online Activity
Exhibition / Poster: Exhibition/Poster
Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term