Preventive work with families with children and child protection

Structure Type: Course
Code: SAPA0402
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 4.0 points
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
SA-2016V   2 spring   4.0        
SA-2017   2 spring   4.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student
* gets acquainted with the basic concepts of child protection and directives and legislation guiding the actions
* knows the service structures of child protection and preventive work with families with children
* assimilates the phases of family work process and gets ability to work with different kinds of families taking into account the special needs of the families
* knows the methods of family work and knows how to monitor situation in families from preventive angle

Contents

Family work, the process of family work
Preventive work in basic services
Protecting children and child protection
Tackling the concern, zones of concern
Child welfare act
Child protection notification
Supporting means of open care

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1: the student
* is acquainted with the theory of the field and knows how to use his/her know-how when working with the families
* knows how to observe the needs of support of a family
* knows how to identify the methods in client work when working with the families
* understands different situations in families and can support the wellbeing of a family

Grade 3: the student knows how to
* apply the theory of the field when working with the families
* identify the needs of special support and apply some methods of client work when working with the families
* analyse the wellbeing of families and support families in different situations

Grade 5: the student
* apply in expert manner the theory of the field when working with the families
* identify and evaluate the needs of special support and choose and apply different methods of client work when working with the families
* analyse the wellbeing of families as a hole and support families in different situations

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