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SCWK5008 - Child Wellbeing and Child Protection
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: School of Social Work and Policy Studies
Offered session(s): 1
Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Denise Lynch

Classes: 1x3hr seminar/wk

Assessment: group presentation (40%) and 3000wd child protection assessment report (60%)

This unit addresses the range of factors from poverty to positive parenting that contributes to safe, healthy and happy childhoods. This means addressing sociological and psychological aspects of childhood and current international and Australian literature. This unit of study introduces students to the theories and definitions of child abuse and neglect as well as the psychological and social consequence of child abuse and neglect. Within this unit emphasis is given to the ethical and legal responsibilities of practitioners as mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect.
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