This course prepares students for social work practice with children and adolescents within this ecological developmental context.
The course will incorporate content on:
1) therapeutic skills and strategies required for assessment and intervention with children and adolescents;
2) developmental perspectives within an ecological context;
3) selected practice theories (e.g., feminist, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural); and
4) examination of the interactions between the social worker and the child or adolescent and their family and the impact of these interactions on the therapeutic work. Attention will be paid to diversity and oppressions that may impact children and adolescents.