Responding to Risk in Family Work

10 Units

This course provides opportunity for students to understand the concept of risk, the assessment of risk and interventions to respond to risks that may be faced by families. With a focus on risks with potentially life-threatening outcomes and in vulnerable groups, the course provides the advanced knowledge and skill to provide effective interventions in accordance with duty of care requirements, ethical practice, and relevant legislation, policies and procedures.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

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

  • Analyse risks to families
  • Apply strategies relevant in family work
  • Apply strategies to reduce risk with serious outcomes
  • Apply strategies to increase safety to clients from vulnerable communities
  • Use strategies of self-assessment, reflection and supervision to manage self-care.
  1. Concept of risk and risk factors in family work
  2. Risk assessment
  3. Protective factors & resilience
  4. Assessment and response to suicide
  5. Other serious outcomes such as a. Child abuse & neglect b. Self-harm
  6. Risk in a cultural context with a focus on Refugee and Aboriginal Families
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 Distance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Clinical
Email Discussion Group
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 HLSC6515

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