Short Title:Supporting children and families in Social Care
Full Title:Supporting children and families in Social Care
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CHLD H4001
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Jennifer Mc Garr
Module Description:This module will introduce students to the theories and principles underpinning family support work. Students will develop an understanding of best practice approaches within family support work and will develop skills to work collaboratively with children and families. Social care work is dynamic and evolving and the syllabus content may be modified or adapted to include 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 Critically evaluate key theoretical frameworks underpinning family support work
LO2 Critically examine the practice principles underpinning family support work
LO3 Critically evaluate current approaches to working with children and families
LO4 Apply theories, concepts and approaches to working therapeutically with children and families
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Case study analysis, drawing on theories, approaches and practice principles underpinning family support work. 3,4 50.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam The exam will include both theoretical and applied learning to encourage students to link theory to practice 1,2,3,4 50.00 End-of-Semester

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
  • Canavan, J., Pinkerton, J. & Dolan, P. 2016, Family Support: Policy, practice and theory, Jessica Kingsley Publishers London
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs 2017, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, Government Publications Dublin
  • Lalor & Share 2013, Applied Social Care, Gill Education Dublin
Recommended Book Resources
  • Adams, R. 2012, Working with Children and Families: Knowledge and Contexts for Practice, Palgrave Macmillan New York
  • Buckley, H., Horwath, J. and Whelan, S. 2006, Framework for the Assessment of Vulnerable Children and their Families, Children's Research Centre Dublin
  • Devaney, C., Canavan, J., Landy, F. and Gillen, A. 2013, What works in Family Support?, Tusla Dublin
  • Dolan, P.; Canavan, J.; Pinkerton, J. 2006, Family Support as Reflective Practice, Jessica Kingsley London
  • Tusla Child and Family Agency 2015, Meitheal toolkit, Tusla Dublin
  • O'Loughlin, M. and O'Loughlin, S. 2016, Social Work with Children and Families, 4th ed. Ed., Sage Publications
  • Rodriguez, L., Cassidy, A. and Devaney, C. 2018, Meitheal and Child and Family Support Networks - Process and Outcomes Study, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway Galway
  • Tulsa Child and Family Agency 2013, Investing in families: Supporting parents to improve outcomes for children, Tusla Dublin
  • Tulsa Child and Family Agency 2013, 50 Key Messages: Supporting Parents to Improve Outcomes in Children, Tusla Dublin
  • Tulsa Child and Family Agency 2011, Child Protection and Welfare Practice Handbook, Tusla Dublin
  • Vincent, S. 2015, Early Intervention: Supporting and Strengthening Families, Dunedin Academic Press Ltd. Edinburgh
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
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 8 Mandatory