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WS3027 - Social Welfare Practice with Children and Families

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject examines the socio-political, organisational and cultural context for working with children and families. The subject will introduce students to major theoretical perspectives, consider issues of practice in the field of child protection and family violence, and assist students to develop the skills necessary for ethical and reflective practice

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the current issues in child protection practice and family violence practice;
  • critically analyse practice issues pertinent to Indigenous child welfare;
  • analyse and evaluate historical, social, legal and cultural contexts of social welfare practice with children and families;
  • demonstrate and apply knowledge and skills relevant for ethical and reflective practice with children and families.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Case report 1 - (40%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate students must have successfully completed 24 credit points of study within the current course. Master of Social Work (103804) students must have successfully completed WS5516 OR WS5517. Successful completion of 9 credit points within the Masters of Guidance and Counselling (34704).


JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Frederick P.K Low.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 25 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Study Period 11, External
Census Date 09-Dec-2021
Coord/Lect: Dr Hyacinth Udah.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 15 hours - Online Activities
  • 10 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.