Courses Catalogue

Social Work For Children And Youth

COURSE CODE: SWS 3105
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

The course explores knowledge and skills necessary for working with children, youth and families from diverse backgrounds in a range of complex practice contexts. Ethical issues that impact on working with children, youth and families will be explored in relation to the development of social work practice responses that are courageous and creative and reflect a commitment to social justice and human rights. This course is to develop and build students’ knowledge skills and values of working or helping children and youth. It aims at creating an in-depth appreciation of children and youth development and the challenges they face. 

COURSE AIM
The course will develop students’ abilities to help such clients using social work principles and practice.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course, students should be able to;

  • Relate children stages of development to their social problems
  • Identify children and youth likely to be facing problem
  • Use social work knowledge base, values and skills in their helping process.
  • Explain the General principles in the helping process of children and youth using social work.