Module Title:Children & Families
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learning outcomes detailed above will be achieved through the following teaching methodologies: • Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. • Problem Solving Exercises – students will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various social care scenarios. • Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. • E-Learning – It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. • Self-Directed Independent Learning – the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: 1. Explore the value of working with children and families from theoretical perspectives. 2. Establish the students’ understanding of family support work. 3. Increase students awareness of the various types of abuse and their impacts on children and adults 4. Appraise the range and types of services available to children and families
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 On completion of the module students will be able to Evaluate working with children and families from a range of theoretical frameworks.
LO2 Articulate and appraise the range of interventions employed in working with children and families who have experienced abuse, trauma and a range of stresses in their lives
LO3 Critically evaluate assessment, intervention and ongoing support frameworks used when working with children and families
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theories of the Family
Family Systems theory Development Theory Stress Theory Conflict theory Resilience theory
Practice concepts
Partnership approach to working with children and families Multicultural Approaches to working with families
Interventions, services and supports through the lifespan
Buckley’s assessment framework Whole family assessment Recognising and responding to intimate partner violence, child abuse Family support services/Tusla Parenting, meitheal, youth programmes
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay n/a 1,2,3 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay n/a 1,2,3 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 1.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 26 Weeks per Stage 0.75
Independent Learning Time 26 Weeks per Stage 3.10
Total Hours 100.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HWASS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 3 Mandatory
CW_HHASS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 3 Mandatory
CW_HWASS_D Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 3 Mandatory
CW_HHASS_D Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 3 Mandatory