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 - 2016 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse risks to families
  2. Apply strategies relevant to risk in family work
  3. Apply strategies to reduce risk with serious outcomes
  4. Apply strategies to increase safety to clients from vulnerable communities
  5. 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 child abuse & neglect and self-harm
  6. Risk in a cultural context with a focus on Refugee and Aboriginal Families
Assumed Knowledge Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline and/or equivalent professional experience in the field.
Assessment Items
  • Presentation: Presentation
  • Practical Demonstration: Practical Demonstration
  • Professional Task: Professional Task
  • Essay: Essay
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.)
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for HLSC6515
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