The course introduces anti-oppression, Aboriginal and feminist analysis of practices within the family and child welfare systems. The course will discuss current British Columbia and other systems of practice that include feminist and Aboriginal models of child and family practice. Family and child welfare is deeply entrenched in the legal system therefore an introductory critique of the legal system is analyzed. Discussions will connect the legal system and practice with diverse populations and the importance of personal and professional values and ethics within a climate of constant change. A major emphasis is placed on First Nations/Aboriginal child welfare because of the high rate of Aboriginal children in care. Students will demonstrate learning by using a variety of learning methods such as moot courts, interview role plays, conflict resolutions scenarios and presentations. Students will have the opportunity to apply social work ethics and values to the role of child protection and increase their awareness of those receiving services with an emphasis on cross-cultural practice perspectives. 2017/05/01-2017/06/12 Lecture Monday 09:00AM - 12:00PM, Burnaby Main Building, Room 104 (more)...