At the end of the module, the students shall have knowledge about
- State of the art in the field of social work with vulnerable children, youth and marginalized families,
- theoretical concepts such as empowerment, user participation, partnership and democratic processes related to Human Rights and The Right of the Child,
- participatory principles in social work and practical tools for its application
At the end of the module, the students shall be able to practice
- Cultural and ethical sensitivity in dealing with children and youth
- Research-based skills and methods within the theory and practice of mastering-focused social work and to analyze how various theoretical perspectives are reflected in social work practice.
- A balanced approach to social work practices that explores the strengths and assets of children, youth and families
- Communication with children and youth
The module aims to give the students a basic knowledge of:
- New child perspectives within sociology, psychology, and social work.
- New paradigms related to strengths perspectives and skills in building solutions in social work with children and marginalized families for keeping kids safe
- Factors concerning vulnerable children's rights and competences to participate in decisions and solutions concerning their everyday life.
Field placement is compulsory. Field placement adds an important value for the students; addressing the central question of how ideas on children`s rights, theoretical perspectives, and research-based knowledge are operationalized and practiced. Students will have a placement within social work agencies addressing refugee- and asylum-seeking children and families, children and families affected by domestic violence, prostitution or severe conflicts and crises. The placement will be at the end of the module
Required prerequisite knowledge
|Written home exam||1/1||7 days||A - F|
- Course coordinator
- Elisabeth Enoksen
Method of work
Sist oppdatert: 05.06.2020