Short Title:Trauma and Resilience in Social Care Work
Full Title:Trauma and Resilience in Social Care Work
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:TRRS H4001
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Marian Connell
Module Description:Students will learn about the various forms of trauma and will build an understanding of how trauma affects individuals across the lifespan. The concept of resilience will be explored and students will acquire a knowledge of resilience-led approaches to practice when working with trauma within a social care setting. Students will develop skills and a knowledge of tools and interventions that can be used with service users who have experienced trauma. As social care work is dynamic and evolving, the syllabus content may be expanded on or modified to reflect practice developments. In order to progress, all components of module assessment must be passed by students – failure to successfully to complete any component will require repeat assessment/exam.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Analyse current thinking in relation to trauma
LO2 Critically analyse key theoretical frameworks in relation to trauma and resilience
LO3 Critically evaluate approaches to working with trauma
LO4 Apply perspectives, theories and approaches to social care practice
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Students will examine key theoretical underpinnings 1,2 50.00 n/a
Project Students will critically evaluate and apply approaches to social care practice 3,4 50.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Harms, L. 2015, Understanding Trauma and Resilience, Palgrave Macmillan New York
  • Perry, B. 2017, The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, 3rd Ed., Ingram Publisher Services US
  • Van der Kolk, B. A. 2014, The Body Keeps the Score, Penguin New York
Recommended Book Resources
  • Axline, M. 1974, Play Therapy: Dibs in search of self, Ballantine books New York
  • Cairns, K. & Cairns, B. 2016, Attachment, Trauma and Resilience: Therapeutic caring for children, 2nd ed. Ed., Corambaaf UK
  • Gilligan, R. 2009, Promoting Resilience, 2nd ed Ed., British Association for Adoption and Fostering London
  • Heller, L. & LaPierre, A. 2012, Healing Developmental Trauma, North Atlantic Books California
  • Hill, M., Stafford, A., Seaman, P., Ross, N. and Daniel, B. 2007, Parenting and Resilience, Joseph Rowntree Foundation York
  • Howe, D. 2011, Attachment across the Lifecourse, Palsgrave MacMillan New York
  • Landreth, G. 2012, Play Therapy: The art of relationships, 3rd ed. Ed., Routledge New York
  • Levine P. A. & Kline, M. 2006, Trauma Through a Child's Eyes, North Atlantic Books
  • Levine, P. A. & Frederick, A. 1997, Waking the Tiger, North Atlantic Books California
  • Levine, P. A. 2010, In an Unspoken Voice, North Atlantic Books California
  • Malchiodi, C.A 2015, Creative Interventions with Traumatised Children, The Guilford Press New York
  • O'Brien, E. 2016, Psychology for Social Work, Palsgrave Macmillan New York
  • Siegel, D.J and Bryson, T.P 2012, The Whole Brain Child, Delacorte Press US
  • Siegel, D.J 2012, The Developing Mind: How relationships and the brain interact to shape who we are, 2nd Ed., The Guilford Press London
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Daniel, B., Wassel, S. & Gilligan, R. 1999, ‘Its just common sense isn’t it?’. Exploring ways of putting the theory of resilience into action., Adoption and Fostering, 23(3)
  • De Bellis, M. D., & Zisk, A. 2014, The biological effects of childhood trauma, Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America, 23(2)
  • Gilligan, R. 2008, Promoting resilience in young people in long-term care - The relevance of roles and relationships in the domains of recreation and work, Journal of Social Work Practice, 22(1)
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 7 Mandatory