Social Work with Children and Youth
The joint study programme
 
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Objectives of the programme and study outcomes

In order to achieve the final goal of the programme, the programme foresees to prepare professional social work specialists working with children and youth, who will be able to:

Apply knowledge. To integrate theoretical knowledge and practical experience adopting democratic principles and empowering methods of social work theories and practice in social  work with children and youths; to develop and evaluate their professional knowledge and skills targeted in personal training plan and career development, to analyse and apply innovation in professional activities.

Carry out research. To carry out relevant quantitative and qualitative research, to do qualified analysis of children and youth issues and to use the best available scientific knowledge as one basis for guiding professional interventions combined with professional ethical standards and practice wisdom.

Develop Special abilities. To ensure that children and youths are provided services within the context of cultural understanding and competence; to advocate for resources and system reforms that will improve services for children and youths; to promote collaboration in supporting, enhancing, and delivering effective services.

Develop Personal abilities. To plan personal learning and career process, pursue the personal and professional growth continuously building their knowledge and skills to provide the most current, beneficial, and culturally appropriate services to children, youths, and families and apply innovations in their professional activities.

 

Description of study cycle learning outcomes

Expected programme learning outcomes

Course units

Knowledge, its application: 

 Will be able to analyse and apply social theory to social work practice with children and youth, to implement  democratic principles and empowering methods, to ensure the well-being of children and youths through evidence-based practices.

Comparative European Social Policy; Scientific Research Practices; Children and Youth Career Guidance; Theoretical Models of Social Work; Professional Development and Supervision in Social Work; Master Thesis

Will be able to systematically and critically analyse the newest knowledge about needs and behaviours of children and youth in multicultural environment, when implementing innovative social services and influencing social policy of children and youth.

Social Work Research Methodology; Youth Intercultural Communication; Socio-cultural Empowerment of Different Youth Groups; Children and Youth Behaviours by Bio-psycho-social Aspects; Social Work with Family; Master Thesis

Ability to conduct research: 

Will be able to initiate, organize and apply/ implement social research methods, data and results within interdisciplinary context in national and international perspective

Scientific Research Practices; Social Work Research Methodology; Comparative European Social Policy

Will be able to carry out quantitative and qualitative researches analysing social work with children and youth practice, social phenomena and changes, creating knowledge of social work in different cultural contexts as a basis for guiding professional interventions. 

Youth Intercultural Communication; Master Thesis; Socio-cultural Empowerment of Different youth group; Theoretical Models of Social Work

Special skills: 

Will be able to ensure that children and youths are provided services within the context of cultural understanding and competence; as well as to develop social and cultural competences of the youngsters.

Cross- cultural mediation; Interactive Methods Working with Youth; Children and Youth Career Guidance; Socio-cultural empowerment of different youth groups

Will be able to systematically assess special needs of children and youth, to apply empowering social work intervention methods, to advocate for resources and system reforms that will improve services for children and youths; to promote collaboration in supporting, enhancing, and delivering effective services; and actively engage children and youths in addressing their needs.

Scientific research practices; Children and youth behaviours by bio-psycho-social aspects; Theoretical Models of Social Work; Social Work with Family; Professional development and supervision in social work; Interactive Methods Working with Youth

Social skills: 

Will be able to organise, coordinate and evaluate process and results of social support for children and youth, to use interviewing and counseling skills, to initiate projects and communicate effectively at intercultural level.

Comparative European Social Policy; Social work research methodology; Children and Youth Career Guidance; Professional Development and Supervision in Social Work; Theoretical Models of Social Work;Interactive Methods Working with Youth

Will be able to manage information needed for effective work with children and youth, to establish and implement the policies, procedures, and guidelines necessary for effective social work practice, to work in team, to take responsibility for the quality of personal professional work and for work of emploees, respecting diversity of cultural attitudes and values

Youth Intercultural Communication; Cross-cultural Mediation; Children and youth behaviours by bio-psycho-social aspects; Social Work with Family

Personal skills: 

Will be able to develop personal competencies: citizenship and responsibility, positive thinking, social justice, tolerance for different youth groups, pursue the personal and professional growth continuously building their knowledge and skills to provide the most current, beneficial, and culturally appropriate services to children, youths, and families and apply innovations in their professional activities.

 

Comparative European Social Policy; Social work research methodology; Children and Youth Career Guidance; Professional Development and Supervision in Social Work; Theoretical Models of Social Work; Interactive Methods Working with Youth; Youth Intercultural Communication; Children and youth behaviours by bio-psycho-social aspects