BCD608 - Care Collaboration with Families

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Last review date 2018-07-09 08:53:03.689

Subject Title
Care Collaboration with Families

Subject Description
This course is designed to familiarize students with the purpose, function, and rationale for care collaboration. The skills associated with practitioner roles in service delivery by child and family agencies are explored. Students examine a variety of delivery models in human services and ways to address practitioner self-care and compassion fatigue. Students will explore their own biases and beliefs in order to enhance cultural competence in working with diverse families.

Credit Status
BCD608 is a required subject in the Honours Bachelor of Child Development degree.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the principles and goals of care collaboration in the provision of family services in a variety of contexts.
  2. Analyze systems that hinder access to services for families in the GTA.
  3. Bracket personal biases in professional and ethical obligations with diverse families.
  4. Acknowledge the importance of practitioner mental health in human services work.
  5. Integrate a strengths-based approach to service planning and implementation for diverse families.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

BCD508 Interprofessional Collaboration

Topic Outline

  • Historical perspectives of care collaboration
    • Historical perspectives
    • Current guiding legislation of mental health support in Canada
    • Why we use care collaboration
    • Rights of individuals receiving services
  • Care collaboration as a process
    • Principles of care collaboration
    • Practitioner roles
    • Strengths-based vs. problem-solving approach
    • Managed care vs. care collaboration
    • Recovery Model
    • Resiliency Model
  • Communication in human service delivery
    • Asking questions
    • Bringing up difficult issues
    • Addressing and disarming anger (working with involuntary clients)
  • Factors affecting care collaboration skills
    • Personal history, experience, and beliefs
    • Values and value conflicts
    • Compassionate care and compassion fatigue
    • Theoretical perspectives
    • Community context
    • Monetary resources
  • Legality and liability
    • Ethical responsibilities
  • Strategies for improving services provided to children and families
  • Negotiation skills in care collaboration
  • Organizational leadership
  • Resource development

Mode of Instruction

  • Collaborative discussions
  • Interactive media-rich lectures
  • Small group activities
  • Wed-based interactions
  • Presentations
  • Case Studies

Prescribed Texts
MindTap for Fundamentals of Case Management Practice: Skills for the Human Services (5th ed)
by Summers, ISBN: 9781305276642
,  Canada: Nelson Education.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Community Collaboration                  30%
Case Studies                                   35%
Final Exam                                      35%
Creating a Climate of Respect
Building knowledge collaboratively (social constructivism) is the theoretical cornerstone of the BCD program. To be consistent with this philosophy, the program supports the creation of a culture of respect and collegiality among faculty, students, and staff. We rely on all participants to demonstrate respect by keeping appointments, being on time for classes, listening to the diverse perspectives of others, and being clear and sensitive in communication.
Personal information is often shared in classes. Students are required to keep this information confidential. For assignments, classroom discussions, and other learning situations, you must protect the identity of the people and settings you mention and circumstances related by other students and/or staff.
Preparing Assignments
It is assumed that all work will be of professional quality. Unless your professor states that work may be submitted by a group, you are expected to prepare your own work for evaluation. All assignments must be word-processed in APA* format. Any student’s work containing numerous spelling, typographical or grammatical errors will result in the loss of marks. Work that is illegible will be returned ungraded and zero (0) marks will be earned.
Assignment Policies
It is the student’s responsibility to deliver assignments to faculty members. Most assignments require submission via Blackboard through Safe Assign using a file format specified by your instructor. Students are not permitted to fax copies of assignments and email should only be used for assignments under special circumstances and with prior consent of the professor.
In many of the courses in the BCD program, there will be group assignments. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the professor well in advance if there are difficulties within the group that prevent members from working in a cohesive, respectful, and collaborative manner.
Please note: It is the student’s responsibility to keep copies (assignments, etc.) used for evaluation purposes.
Due Dates and Extensions
Due dates for assignments and other evaluation procedures for each subject are set in class.
Requests for extensions must be made to the professor before the due date. Many professors require written requests and approval forms for extensions.
When an assignment grade has been reduced to an “F” because of late submission, the “F” grade will be used to calculate the final subject grade but will not prevent the student from passing the subject. The final grade will be based on the combined weighted total of all course evaluations.
The last day to submit a late assignment is the last day of classes for that subject. Some professors require that assignment be handed in during the last scheduled class.
Unless an extension has already been approved by the professor, assignments received after the final day of a subject will receive 0 marks.
In the BCD program, there is no option to re-write an assignment when the grade earned is an “F” (below 50%). The final course grade will be based on the combined weighted total of all course evaluations.
As a student at Seneca College, you are expected to read the College Academic Policy, College Student Handbook, and the BCD Student Handbook. Please note: The information contained in the Academic Policy and Student Handbooks is very important.

Approved by: Sandra Noble