Families in Change


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SSW227 - Families in Change



The course will examine the multiple variations in the structures of families as well as the changing role of the family in today's society. Students will learn about healthy and less health characteristics of family functioning. Various styles and problems of modern family living are explored. Gender, ethnicity, culture, privilege, and social location and their impact on families are examined in order to equip students to work from an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed perspective with diverse families. An examination of First Nation, Inuit, and Metis (FNIM) families will provide knowledge and understanding of FNIM world-views, and practices that promote cultural competence and cultural safety. Students will learn how to articulate the importance of developing and delivering services and programs that are culturally compatible. The implications of social location and anti-oppressive practice will be studied in service delivery and case planning.

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