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This subject introduces students to family-centered practice and engaging with families across the life course. Theories of family engagement are explored in the context of contemporary social work practice. The course will have a particular emphasis on the development of practice skill.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this series of lectures and seminars, participants should be able to:
- Develop an overview of the theoretical foundations of family practice
- Identify the key elements and logic of family systems theory and collaborative family work;
- Use the collaborative family work model with a range of family life course issues relating to: families with children; families with young people; family work with extended family groups; and family work with elderly clients.
- Demonstrate practice skills within the collaborative family work model’
- Critically consider the social work interpretative lenses in the context of family practice.
Students who complete this subject should be able to:
- Understand the development of family practice over time
- Link theory to practice
- Critically analyze texts and practices
Last updated: 18 December 2020