1 x 1-hour lecture per semester
1 x 4-day intensive workshop per semester
1 1 of PSYC1101, PSYC1200, SOAD1010
2 1 of DSRS1202, SOAD2002
3 SOAD2011 - Practicing Social Work
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2 and 3)
Enrolment not permitted
SOAD4004 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Students are expected to have completed topics from all two previous years from the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Course context
Bachelor of Social Work
Topic description
Working with Children and Families contains three 'strands' of knowledge transfer. Firstly, policy and sociological contexts of working with children and families are explored. Secondly the complexities of working with families and children are considered in light of differing practice contexts such as statutory and non statutory work. Finally, some of the specific therapeutic models for working effectively with families and children are explored and analysed.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to provide students with the opportunity to explore and analyse theoretical approaches to working with families and children to prepare them for practice with families and children.
Expected learning outcomes
Students successfully completing this topic will be able to:
  • Define the policy and sociological contexts in which families and children are immersed.
  • Name and analyse some of the complexities in working in a range of settings including statutory and non statutory work.
  • Name and apply therapeutic theoretical models to practice situations involving families and children.