Direct Work with Children & their Families
Helping a child make sense of his or her past is an important part of a practitioner’s role in working with children and young people. Being able to do this sensitively and effectively will help the child cope with current uncertainties, develop a clearer sense of identity and contribute to plans for their future. This course has been developed with reference to the latest research, legislation, standards and good practice and the delivery of knowledge and skills is designed to take account of a wide range of different learning styles.
Who is the course aimed at?
Social workers and others who care for or work with children and young people. These could include residential care workers, foster carers.Â The course would also benefit teachers and those who work with children in health settings.
How long is the Course?
What will you learn?
On completion of the course, delegates will:
- have explored the meaning of direct work
- Â understand the value of direct work and its uses in various settings
- Â understand the main approaches and core skills
- Â have examined the child’s or young person’s perception and expectationsÂ of theÂ Â work
- Â have examined the impact of the intervention on the family
- Â be aware of diversity and cultural needs of individual families
- Â be aware of the system in which we are carrying out direct work and our place in that system
- Â understand professional roles in direct work
- Â be aware of our reasons, needs and motivation in undertakingÂ direct work with children