Courses Catalogue

Family Services And Law

COURSE CODE: SWS 3203
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 focus is upon the in depth analysis of the definition of the family, theories, different types, structures and function of the family, and the legal mechanisms of the family. It will discuss generalist social work roles in child and family services with individuals, groups and/or families, including support, counseling, education, advocacy, case management, inter-agency participation, contributing to a humane and effective agency environment and working toward a just and supportive community environment. Family assessment and intervention with the purpose of helping students familiarize with the field of family diagnosis and treatment.

COURSE AIM
To impart knowledge on the legal system in relation to families as well as the roles of social workers in the family and legal system

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of the course, the students should be in position to;

  • Explain and relate with the legal system in relation to families.
  • Know the role of social workers concerning family services and in the court system.
  • Effectively analyze and assess the cultural and institutional context of social justice issues on matters pertaining family services.