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This course is for people currently working or intending to work with children, adolescents and their families within government or community agencies in Aotearoa New Zealand. The course will provide students with an understanding of some of the issues children and adolescents experience that could require intervention. This will include a Maori understanding of many of these issues.
The course will consider how ecological issues such as whānau, family, educational, social, legal and political factors impact on children and adolescents.
Students will also develop a good understanding of the potential roles within key government agencies and how they work with children and adolescents. The course will cover some of the systems and interventions that have been put in place to respond to some of these issues, including the legal and ethical requirements of working with children and adolescents.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course contact us
Topics covered include:
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
Before enrolling in this course you must have completed one of the following courses:
You will require access to a computer, the Internet and email.
There are no set textbooks for this course. Course materials and required readings will be supplied to students in hard copy.
Students will complete a total of three assessments: two assignments and one exam.
For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.