Child and Youth Well-Being

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Child and Youth Well-Being

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Social Work

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Basic Social Work at Macro level SCW214
    Basic Social Work at Mezzo Level SCW213
    Basic Social Work at Micro Level SCW212
    Basic Social Work SCW201
    The philosophy of professional social work values and ethics
    SCW224 or home university equivalents

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes

    At the end of this module students should be able to:
    · Identify, know and understand appropriate intervention approaches, strategies,techniques and skills in child and youth wellbeing on micro,mezzo and macro levels in South African society.
    · Explain and implement the roles of the social worker in the context of child and youth wellbeing.
    · Evaluate and reflect on intervention and professional self

    Main Content
    · Key policy and legislative developments, specifically focusing on the Children?s Act and Child Justice Act.
    · Social Work theoretical approaches in child and youth intervention.
    · Child protection, family preservation and restorative justice

    · Children in conflict with the law
    · Childhood abuses and parental roles
    · Children at risk including Orphans and Vulnerable children (OVC)
    · The role of the social worker

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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