Child-Centred Practice in Family Work

10 Units

This course provides knowledge and skill required to enable family and relationship service practitioners to promote the best interests of the child in accordance with the requirements of family law and other family policy and legislative frameworks. The course considers models of child inclusive practice, and equips students to facilitate parent participation in child inclusive counseling and dispute resolution processes. Knowledge and skill required to specialize in the role of child consultant within child inclusive family law mediation or counseling processes are covered.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to :

  • Define child centred practice in a variety of settings
  • Apply strategies to support and engage parents to maintain child focused approaches
  • Apply strategies in organisations and workplaces to enhance child awareness
  • Critically evaluate strategies to engage children.
  • Social, historical, cultural and political context of child centred practice
  • Theoretical perspectives informing responses to child centred practice
  • Organisational and professional procedures, ethics and standards
  • Skills in communication and engagement with parents and children
  • Identification of risks to children and strategies to improve safety
  • Ongoing supervision and professional development required to work with parents and children
  • Cultural context and considerations for current practice
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline and/or equivalent professional experience in the field.
Modes of Delivery Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching Methods Clinical
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Clinical -
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 96 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Workshop: for 24 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Compulsory Course Component: Completion of this course requires attendance at face to face workshops.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for HLSC6514

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