Family and Whanau Dynamics

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Using an ecological systems perspective this course will enable you to assess and apply positive, strengths-based approaches for working in partnership with families and whanāu. It will consider methods for assessing resilience and risks – including risks from child abuse, neglect and family violence – and positive approaches to promoting and supporting family and whānau wellbeing. In planning to intervene, you will be able to take into account social, economic, cultural and spiritual contexts.

  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Trimester 2 & 3 2019 Online/Print   
  • Workload

    Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. 

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $838 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
    Trimester 3 enrol by 20 Oct 2019 to start 28 Oct 2019
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    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Analyse the dynamics of family and whānau taking into account community, social, economic, cultural and spiritual factors
  • Critically assess protective and risk factors for family and whānau including risks from child abuse, neglect and family violence
  • Propose positive strengths–based approaches to supporting, promoting and protecting family and whānau wellbeing

Course content includes

  • Ecological and systems based perspectives
  • Using ecomaps and genograms
  • The importance of whakapapa and social connectedness
  • The dynamics of Whanaungatanga including Mātua Whangai
  • Attachment, family relationships and family dynamics
  • The cultural context of family life
  • Families, caring and gender and sexual identity and orientation
  • Identifying and assessing resilience and risk factors
  • Promoting resilience, identification of protective factors and managing risk
  • Child abuse, neglect and family violence
  • Strengths-based practice with family and whānau 
  • Out of family care
  • The children of prisoners
  • The wider social network and community context – including social capital and social networks
  • Skills to critically appraise research including ethical and cultural considerations

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

Textbooks

There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Lecturer / Tutor

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree
  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Trimester 2 & 3 2019 Online/Print   
  • Workload

    Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. 

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $838 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
    Trimester 3 enrol by 20 Oct 2019 to start 28 Oct 2019
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us