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Social Work with the Family
Study: Social Work - 4. semester
Code: 31890
ECTS: 5.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Slavica Blažeka Kokorić
izv. prof. dr. sc. Maja Laklija
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Slavica Blažeka Kokorić - Exercises
izv. prof. dr. sc. Maja Laklija - Exercises
Exam dates:
  • 30. 01. 2020.
  • 13. 02. 2020.
  • 23. 04. 2020.
  • 04. 06. 2020.
  • 18. 06. 2020.
  • 02. 07. 2020.
  • 10. 09. 2020.
  • 24. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Social Work with the Family Social Work - 4. semester
5.0 31890
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Slavica Blažeka Kokorić

Thursdays from 10:30 to 12:00 am

Nazorova 51, room 9
izv. prof. dr. sc. Maja Laklija

Wendsdays from 9:000 to 11:00 am

Nazorova 51, room 18
Lecturer Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Slavica Blažeka Kokorić (Exercises)

Thursdays from 10:30 to 12:00 am

Nazorova 51, room 9
izv. prof. dr. sc. Maja Laklija (Exercises)

Wendsdays from 9:000 to 11:00 am

Nazorova 51, room 18
Literature
Haralambos, M., + Holborn, M.; Sociologija - teme i perspektive; Golden marketing (2002), str. 503-584
Janković, J.; Obitelj u fokusu; Etcetera (2008)
Obradović-Čudina, M., + Obradović, J.; Psihologija braka i obitelji; Golden marketing - Tehnička knjiga (2006), str. 119.-145., 241-280., 293.-322., 575-591
Ajduković, M., + Radočaj, T.; Pravo djeteta na život u obitelji; UNICEF (2008), str. 57-91
Prezentacije s predavanja;
Obiteljski zakon (NN br. 116/2003) s izmjenama i dopunama (NN br. 17/04, 136/04., 107/07, 57/11, 61/11);
Zakon o socijalnoj skrbi, NN br. 157/13;
Zakon o udomiteljstvu, NN br. 90/2011, 78/12;
Zakon o zaštiti od nasilja u obitelji (NN br. 137/2009., 14/2010., 60/2010.);
Protokol o postupanju u slučaju nasilja u obitelji (2005.) Zagreb: Vlada RH, Ministarstvo obitelji, branitelja i međugeneracijske solidarnosti;
Blažeka Kokorić, S., Berc, G., + Laklija, M.; Doživljaj roditeljskog prihvaćanja / odbacivanja u kontekstu različih socio-ekonomskih uvjeta odrastanja u primarnoj obitelji; Hrvatska revija za rehabilitacijska istraživanja 46 (2) (2010), str. 1-18
Berc, G.; Obiteljska otpornost - teorijsko utemeljenje i primjena koncepta u socijalnom radu; Ljetopis socijalnog rada 19 (1) (2012), str. 145-167
Kilpatrick, A. C., + Holland, Th. P.; Working with families: an integrative model by level of need; Pearson Education, Inc (2006)
Laklija, M.; Pristupi udomiteljskoj skrbi za djecu u svijetu i čimbenici koji utječu na ishode udomiteljstva; Revija za socijalnu politiku 18 (3) (2011), str. 291-310
Maluccio, A. N., Pine, B. A.; + Tracy, E. M.; Social work practice with families and children; Columbia University Press (2002)
Sociologija sela - časopis za istraživanje prostornog i sociokulturnog razvoja: Tematski blok "Seoska i gradska obitelj u Hrvatskoj", god. 42., 163/164 (1/2), Zagreb, siječanj-lipanj 2004;
Sladović Franc, B.; Sveobuhvatno obiteljsko procjenjivanje u socijalnoj skrbi za djecu. U: Ajduković, M. i Radočaj, T. Pravo djeteta na život u obitelji; UNICEF (2008), str. 93-121
Description
Within the course students gain knowledge and skills needed to recognise and analyse functioning of different types of family, family structure, dynamics of the relation, communication within the family and with the environment in different social contexts. Special emphasis is given to social work interventions with the purpose of ensuring functioning of the family and adjustment of family relations.

Course description
- Definition and concept of family
- Theoretical approaches in studying and understanding family
- Methods of studying family
- Historical development and family typologies
- Social changes and family
- Types of modern families
- Structure and functions of family (psychological, social, educational, value-related, spiritual, material, ecological, communication factors of family functioning)
- Marital and extramarital relations
- Modern parenting
- Family roles (generational and intergenerational relations)
- Family life cycle
- Family health (health protection and family planning)
- Social work in solving family problems (work with the family within social welfare system)
- Organisation and work of the Team for marriage and family within the welfare centres
- Activities connected with divorce (mediation, making decisions about child custody, regulating relations and meeting with the parent who did not get the custody, changes of the decision)
- Adoption procedure
- Fostering and special fostering
- Implementing measures of family-law protection in cases of neglect and abuse of children
- Actions in cases of family violence
- Work with single-parent families
- Work with socially challenged families
- Social work in prevention of family problems
Exam dates
30. 01. 2020.
13. 02. 2020.
23. 04. 2020.
04. 06. 2020.
18. 06. 2020.
02. 07. 2020.
10. 09. 2020.
24. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

Knowledge and understanding

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- define aims and basic principles in social work with the family,

- explain research methods and approaches used in social work with the family with regard to other scientific disciplines that deal with the topic of the family,

- define different approaches and criteria in defining the concept of family,

- recognise diversity of forms of family and changes in the structure and functions of the family,

- indicate and discuss basic sociological perspectives in the approach to family,

- describe different theoretical foundations for understanding family processes (marital/partner relations, parenthood, intergenerational relations),

- identify family needs and risks faced by the family in its functioning during the life cycle of fthe family and explain family resistances,

- recognise and explain basic elements of the assesment, planning and interventions in social work with the family.

 

Application

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- interpret different approaches of observing the family,

- interpret dynamic processes that influence the family,

- use guidelines from different theoretical approaches in recognising risks and protective factors in family environment,

- use knowledge from the area of family law and rights and services in social welfare in planning interventions in work with families at risk,

- outline phases of the implementation of the process of planned changes in work with the family.

 

Analysis

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- categorise different definitions and typologies of families,

- compare changes in the structure and functions of the family in different social periods and periods of time,

- indicate different risks and protective factors that influence the functioning of the family (on micro, mezzo and macro levels)

- analyse different forms of support to families at risk.

 

Synthesis

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- plan key elements in the assessment of family needs and risks

- organise collected information about the family,

- prepare family history

- propose application of individual rights and services and needed interventions intended for resolving family problems.

 

Evaluation

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- examine changes in family functions and the importance of family in modern society,

- compare advantages and disadvantages of different theoretical approaches to the family in reviewing family processes,

- assess the presence of protective and risk factors on the family level

- evaluate potentials of the family for overcoming difficulties on the level of individual members and family as a system, and the need to conduct professional interventions.

Practical and Generic Skills:

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- analytically consider and explain their standpoints on the basis of acquired learning outcomes

- express themselves with a wider and richer vocabulary of professional terms

- reflect personal experiences connected with topical framework of the course

- introspectively monitor the development of personal capacities for professional work

- demonstrate better communication skills and team work skills.

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Assessment of acquired outcomes is conducted on several levels (grade of successfulnes in mastering outcomes through various forms of teaching - lectures, seminar and practical work( and through several modalities:

- mid-term examinations and written examination (open-ended questions)

- oral examination

- public presentations of seminar topics

- workshops in small groups in seminar classes and practice

- written reports from practical work

- group work in consultation meetings related to practical work.