6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.
The child and youth care worker cannot treat children alone, they will need an awareness of what other disciplines do and knowledge of a process of referral that will ensure that the child gets the best holistic treatment possible. This unit includes a social network framework that teaches the student to look for possible social support (natural and professional) that can treat the child but also sustain his or her well-being within a community. This unit compliments the core intervention unit that focuses more on individual and group support.
Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Understand the nature of a social environment and the meaning of a social network.
- Know the principles of environmental modification.
- Accurately and efficiently refer a childhood problem to multiple disciplines.
- Demonstrate the ability to do a social network analysis.
- Show efficiency in conducting social network interventions.
- Be able to differentiate between social networking, environmental modification and community development.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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