Family is the smallest unit of the society however there are some difficulties they face that may need assistance from someone outside of their small unit, since the problem is within the family members. They may need social care and assistance. Social workers help families’ deal with problems like poverty, physical and substance abuse, and illness of a family member.
Social workers should be open-minded, compassionate, exercise fair judgment, and they need to have sound decision making skills.
At the end of this course, students shall learn how to:
(1) understand the sociological and political perspectives of the family;
(2) understand the principles of social care;
(3) be familiar with the process of social care;
(4) do direct work;
(5) work with adults;
(6) understand child abuse;
(7) provide care for children; and
(8) be aware of the changes family experiences.
To achieve these goals, this course shall make use of interactive materials to present the concepts of the topics to be discussed. Assessments shall be done after the entire course to check for knowledge retention and understanding.
A career in the field of social work is challenging, but the reward is for a lifetime as you help families to deal with their conflicts.
- Unit 1 – Sociological and Political Perspectives of the Family
- Definition and characteristics of a family
- Childhood and the influences of black cultures
- Unit 2 – Principles of Social Care
- The potential and limits of social work
- The anti-oppressive practice
- Unit 3 – The Process of Social Care
- Process and values of social work
- Assessment and information collection
- Unit 4 – Direct Work
- Different approaches to direct work
- Identifying and prioritising children needs
- Unit 5 – Working With Adults
- The needs of adults in the family
- Social work responses to adult needs
- Unit 6 – The Family as A Group
- Problems and stress within the family
- Oppressive and anti-oppressive practice with the family
- Unit 7 – Child Abuse
- Understanding child abuse
- Positive and negative stereotypes of child abuse and their effects
- Unit 8 – Children in Care
- Use of language
- Implications within the practice
- Unit 9 – Changes in the Family
- Issues and transitions within families
- Families coping with transition
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded an IOLEN Certificate of Achievement from IOLEN Accreditation. This should help validate their learning experience and skill, and can be used as a resume builder.
This course is divided into several modules and is delivered online through our interactive learning management system. Students are given access to the learning portal where they can access the course 24/7. This gives them complete control over the pace of their learning while also enabling them to study from home, in their offices or from a laptop while traveling.
Normative or minimum period of study to complete this is 45 hours. Take note that this is only an estimate. The duration of completing the course still depends on the learner’s pace and ability to absorb information. Additionally, as the course is delivered online, learners have the options to divide and study the course in multiple sessions or go through it one go.
Learners will be given full access to this course for 12 months from the date of enrolment. During this period, learners are given the flexibility to complete the course at anytime.
- Allow you to keep up to date on the aspects of your career
- Give you an insight into your chosen career path
- Fill in the gaps of any knowledge you may not have
- Enhance your resume
- Show you are a committed learner
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