New Standalone Modules

1. ‘Definitions, prevalence, causes and consequences of child abuse and neglect’ (Module SO927):
Winter term
This 10 week module will provide students with a historical and contemporary perspective of child abuse and examine child and family centred practice, and will allow students to explore definitions of abuse, nationally and internationally.  A significant area of research will be drawn upon with regards to the role of men in child protection.  The module will also introduce key agencies in the field.
To book your place on this module please follow this link to the University online store.
 
 
2. ‘Contemporary child protection practice and policies’ (Module SO928):
Spring term
The aim of this 10 week module is to focus on contemporary child protection policies and practice and provide the current legal context for child protection. In particular it will discuss policy and practice following the Munro Review (2011) and it will draw upon the implications of inter-professional and interdisciplinary research, theory and practice pre- and post- Baby Peter Connelly.  The module will focus upon key agencies in child protection and practitioner communication skills.  Students will be introduced to the Centre’s child protection simulation, ‘Rosie 2’, where they will have the opportunity to analyse the different skills of practitioners involved in child protection practice.
To book your place on this module please follow this link to the University online store.
 
 
3. ‘Undertaking Social Research’ (Module SO926):
Spring term
5000 word Assignment is split into 2 with the first (2000 words) due on 11 July 2016 and the second (3000) words due on 30 August 2016.
 
 
4. ‘New perspectives on assessment and observation’ (Module SO929):
Autumn term
This 10 week module provides professionals with in depth knowledge about current assessment practice including the Attachment and Relationship-Based Practice Project. The likelihood of maltreatment is significantly higher where a child demonstrates disorganized attachment behavior and this thread runs throughout the module, paying special attention to the behavior of the caregiver. The module is suitable for a wide range of professionals who work with complex family circumstances.
To book your place on this module please follow this link to the University online store.
 
 
5. ‘Support, help and intervention: what works, how and when?’ (Module SO930):
Winter term
This 10 week module aims to provide students with a chance to discuss various types of intervention used by agencies in child protection, exploring issues of diversity, anti-oppressive practice, cultural and emotional intelligence.  Targeted interventions as well as universal services will be considered. The module will significantly consider service users’ perspectives of the support which is available as well as what works and what does not work.
To book your place on this module please follow this link to the University online store.
  
 
6. ‘The Unconscious at work: the organizational dimensions of risk-management’ (Module SO931):
Spring term
The aim of this 10 week module is to focus on how the individual child protection professional inner world is affected by and, in turn, effects the institutional practices embedded in the workplace in terms of working in child protection. Organisational and workplace features are considered from a psychosocial perspective, particularly in terms of different models of supervision.
To book your place on this module please follow this link to the University online store.
 
 
If you are interested and/or wish to discuss the modules further, please contact Vanisha Jassal (Lecture and Tutor for Standalone Modules) at v.jassal@kent.ac.uk

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