Child-Centred Practice in Family Work

10 Units

This course provides knowledge and skill required to enable practitioners to promote child centred practice approaches in a variety of settings providing services to families and children.

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

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

  1. Define child centred practice in a variety of settings
  2. Apply strategies to support and engage parents to maintain child focused approaches
  3. Apply strategies in organisations and workplaces to enhance child awareness
  4. 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
Assumed Knowledge Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline and/or equivalent professional experience in the field.
Assessment Items
  • Online Learning Activity: A1 - Blackboard Online Discussion
  • Essay:
  • Project:
  • Professional Task:
Contact Hours
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 96 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Students are required to undertake at least 120 hours of overall effort.)
  • Workshop: for 24 hour(s) per Term
Compulsory Requirements
  • General Course Requirements: 1. Workshop: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. (Students must attend the face to face workshop to pass this course.)
Course Materials
  • "Listening to Children" & "Helping Children Cope With Separation and Loss" & "The Truth is Longer Than a Lie"
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for HLSC6514
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