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SOCCHFAM 734 - Issues in Child Welfare and Protection

Course code
Issues in Child Welfare and Protection
Counselling, Human Services, and Social Work
Delivery modes
Block Intensive (intensive on-campus days)
Course director

Irene De Haan

Course description

Explores the critical issues in child welfare and protection encountered by education, health and human services workers. The historical, social and conceptual basis for an understanding of child abuse and neglect is considered. Explores research-led strategies to address personal, professional, and societal responses to the needs of vulnerable children.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Critically engage with debates around causes and consequences of abuse.
  • Articulate a holistic understanding of child protection strategies.
  • Comprehend a range of responses to child abuse and neglect.
  • Address contextual and professional challenges associated with identification of child abuse and neglect and timely action to prevent or mitigate harm.

Currently scheduled classes

2019 Epsom (Semester 1): Compulsory on campus block sessions on Thursdays and Fridays 7th & 8th March and 2nd and 3rd May from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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