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Course Overview

Support work in child and family welfare systems is complicated. The purpose of this course is to prepare students with an introductory knowledge of child welfare systems in a Canadian context. This is part 1 of a 2 part course. Beginning with an overview of child protection principles, students will learn about the disproportionate consequences of systems for Indigenous people, immigrants and women, in addition to their roles & responsibilities as child & youth care workers

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand an overview of the child welfare system
  • Describe and discuss principles of child welfare
  • Discuss child protection and family support
  • Discuss social work theories and models
  • Describe and discuss issues for immigrant people in child welfare
  • Describe and discuss the responsibilities of child & youth care workers