The complexity of trauma, risk and vulnerabilities for families and communities requires intensive, multicomponent approaches that combine support and collaboration. In this course, students will investigate and critique evidence-based family and community programs, practices and strategies. They will experience and utilise assessment and screening tools, developing a theory of change/program logic for a particular issue or service. Students will have an opportunity to develop professional communication skills through intensive practical sessions.
HLSC3243 is the third 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. Identify the range of evidence based prevention and early intervention programs available to families and communities.
2. Determine appropriate assessment and intake tools for a particular issue and client group.
3. Create program logic for a particular issue or service.
4. Demonstrate professional skills required in family and community work in varied professional contexts.
1. Evidence-based family and community programs, practices and strategies with a prevention and early intervention focus, in a range of domains such as ageing, disability, mental health, & community.
2. Assessment & screening tools, e.g., family service intake, mandatory reporting, aged care assessments, mental health tools.
3. Program logic in family & community services: purpose, interventions, measures, & outcomes.
4. Professional skills: communication, supervision, reflective practice.
HLSC2243 Prevention & Early Intervention Approaches in Family and Community Services
Written Assignment: Written Assignment
Exhibition / Poster: Exhibition/Poster
Online 10 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks