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 - 2016 (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: Online Learning Activity
  • Essay: Essay
  • Project: Project
  • Professional Task: Professional Task
Contact Hours
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 96 hour(s) per Term
  • Workshop: for 24 hour(s) per Term (Students are expected to attend the Workshop in Newcastle.)
Course Materials
  • "Listening to Children" & "Helping Children Cope With Separation and Loss" & "The Truth is Longer Than a Lie"
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for HLSC6514
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