SOCIAL WORK WITH THE FAMILY - SEMINAR:
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Social Work with the Family - Seminar
Study: Social Work - 4. semester
Code: 31838
ECTS: 5.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Slavica Blažeka Kokorić
izv. prof. dr. sc. Maja Laklija
Exam dates:
  • 25. 05. 2020.
  • 15. 06. 2020.
  • 14. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Social Work with the Family - Seminar Social Work - 4. semester
5.0 31838
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
Literature
ovisno o odabiru teme seminarista;
Description
Definition and concept of family; Historical development and family typology; Theoretic approaches in researching and understanding family as well as in development of family dynamics; Psychological, social, value, spiritual, material, ecological, communicational indicators of family functioning; Family structure and functions; Types of modern family; Planning family; Social work with family.
Exam dates
25. 05. 2020.
15. 06. 2020.
14. 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 that relate to the application, synthesis, evaluation and practical and generic skills is done through participation in workshop in small groups in seminar classes, through discussions and participation in discussion groups in seminars, and writing of seminar papers.