Working with vulnerable families
Working with vulnerable families 2023-24
School Of Educational Sciences
Module - Semester 1
The module addresses three main themes: 1. Transient families This theme considers the needs of families and children / young people who may move neighbourhoods and schools frequently. For example, military families, and families in crisis who access temporary housing or women's refuges. 2. Divided families This theme considers the needs of families and children / young people who are separated. For example, prisoners' families, those with a hospitalised family member, familes experiencing bereavement of an adult or child, and families who are experiencing divorce or separation. 3. Transformed families This theme considers the needs of families and children / young people who are experiencing significant changes. For example, pregnant school attenders, teenage parents, families who have adopted children and families where there are changes in identity and gender.
- Students will be able to access and evaluate current and relevant information about agencies, services and training providers that can support teachers and other practitioners who work with parents / carers, children and young people and are identified as being a vulnerable family,
- Students will be able to identify and critically analyse the impact on social, psychological educational outcomes for children and young people who are living in vulnerable families.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of evidence based strategies that can be used to support parents / carers, children and young people who are identified as being a vulnerable family and show that they can put theory into practice.
- Students will develop a thorough understanding of the social and cultural reasons why families in crisis become vulnerable and may require support.