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HLSC6507

Family-Centred Practice Approaches

10 Units

The materials and course experiences provided in this course prepare students for family centered practice regardless of the discipline of their professional employment. The course content emphasizes the family as the unit of observation, programming, and intervention. Collaboration with other helping professionals in engaging families and building family-friendly, family-supportive community structures that harness family strengths will be emphasized.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Trimester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Objectives

At the successful completion of this course, students will:

  • Understand what it means to have a family centered approach.

  • Demonstrate the need for family centered approaches across a wide variety of disciplines.

  • Understand the status of family centered approaches in various countries and the cultural, political, economic, religious, and other factors that impact family centered approaches.

  • Demonstrate skills for determining the facilitators and barriers of family centered approaches and the status of such approaches.

  • Be able to engage families using appropriate family centered approaches.

  • Demonstrate conceptual mastery of how collaborating with other professionals facilitates an application of family centered approaches.

  • Be able to collaborate with other professionals in a way that promotes family centered approaches.
Content

To accomplish the course objectives, the following course content areas will be included:

  • Seeing the individual in context of the family: Ecological Systems Theory
  • Family Centered Intervention literature
  • Principles of multidisciplinary collaboration
  • State-of-the-art family centered interventions around the world
    • Strengthening families through preventative measures
    • Building community structures that support families and individuals in family contexts and that serve as a foundation for family friendly communities
    • Use of community space that is family friendly: spaces as places for families to thrive
    • Families in crisis intervention
  • Common facilitators and barriers to family centered practice; how to accentuate the facilitators and overcome the barriers.

  • Family centered interventions: assessment, skills, tools and techniques

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience in the field.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Forums
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Online Learning Activities - Online Group/Tutorial Participation and Contribution
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Compulsory Program Component: Limited to students enrolled in the International Family Studies Specialisation of Masters of Family Studies program.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for HLSC6507

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