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Short about study course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Lolita Vilka
Study type:Pilna laika
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Social Welfare and Social Work
Language:English
Branch of science:Sociology; Social Politics and Organisation of Social Work

Objective

To broaden and deepen students knowledge about theoretical models of social
work, analyse their significance for social work practice with children and youth; to explore and evaluate different strategies of interventions at different levels of social work practice with children and youth.

Prerequisites

Not applicable

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Knowledge of social work in different cultural contexts as a basis for guiding professional interventions, special need of children and youth, social work intervention methods, etc.

Skills

Will be able to analyse and apply social theory to social work practice with children and youth, to implement democratic principles and empowering methods, to ensure the well-being of children and youths through evidence-based practices. Ability to think systematically, to analyse a and evaluate critically principles, techniques of each theoretical model and their significance for social work practice with children and youth. Ability to work in a group, to communicate and collaborate, to start and maintain professional relations with children and youth based on mutual trust and respect.

Competence

Will develop competencies in social work intervention and theories, will have competencies in cognitive-behavioral, ecological systems, transactional, existential models.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Social Work with Children and Youth1Master’sRequiredLolita Vilka
Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Social Work with Children and Youth1Master’sRequired