2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
Provides students with a critical understanding of policy and practice in child protection. Issues of child abuse and neglect, including domestic violence, are analysed in relation to government and other institutional initiatives in Australia. Emphasises practice issues with children and families living in unique circumstances. The role of the practitioner operating with critical analysis and critical self-reflection is framed against legal, policy, and evidence-informed practice considerations.
Topic 1: Protection and critical thinking
Topic 2: Historical and legislative context
Topic 3: Impacts of child maltreatment
Topic 4: Theoretical frameworks informing practice
Topic 5: Types of programs in child and family welfare
Topic 6: Risk, harm, resilience and being informed by evidence
Topic 7: Service delivery (assessment)
Topic 8: Managing child protection work: Values and critical self-reflection
Topic 9: Managing child protection work: Ethical issues, self-care and organisational issues
Topic 10: Service delivery (intervention)
Topic 11: Children living in unique family circumstances (Part A)
Topic 12: Children living in unique family circumstances (Part B) and wrapping up Issues of Protection
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||analyse the impacts and incidence of, and contributing factors to, child maltreatment||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||critically analyse the influence and impact of policy and practice on child maltreatment||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||analyse how issues of power, ethics and values impact and influence the delivery of services within the context of protection||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate the use of evidence based child protection practice, including reflective practice||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- There is a previous edition of this textbook (from 2010) that is not appropriate for the Unit as there are new chapters in the new edition. Please use the 2013 (2nd edn) textbook referenced here: Arney, F & Scott, D, 2013, Working with Vulnerable Families: A Partnership Approach, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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