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CHN3205 Advocating for Change: Children and Families at Risk
Credit Points: 15
CHN1101 Ecology of Children and Families 1
CHN1102 Ecology of Children and Families 2
CHN3203 Child Rearing

This unit examines the population of families with children who are categorised as at risk of abuse or neglect. It considers ideologies and values pertaining to the creation of risk factors and their impact on the definition of risk. An ecological approach is taken so that cultural, community and familial factors that impact on risk can be appreciated. International differences including those relating to child labour and child prostitution in addition to abuse and neglect are also considered. Finally, contemporary services for families and children at risk are examined. This unit is linked with CHN4116. Students who have completed CHN3205 are not eligible to enrol in CHN4116.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K44Bachelor of Arts (Education) Bachelor of Social Science
MICHNFChildren and Family Studies Minor
MACHNFChildren and Family Studies Major
MAHEHome Economics Major
DMPCFSPsychology - Children and Family Studies Double Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010