CAO CODE: AL 860
When you study for the BA (Honours) in Social Care Practice, you receive the education and training to equip you to work as a practitioner with marginalised youth. You will learn the attitudes, knowledge, skills and proficiencies that are unique to the social care practitioner. You will also undertake detailed studies in the areas of therapy to facilitate the involvement of the care practitioner in the work environment.
This ab initio degree focuses on relationships which are the essence of child and youth care practice. This is important because young people may frame their experiences in the context of meaningful relationships. Within a genuinely caring and mutual relationship, children and young people find new ways of (re)structuring their experience of the world and their encounters with others.
Child and youth care work is different from other forms of helping and caring in a number of ways. One of these is how andlsquo;everyday life-events’ are utilised for therapeutic purposes.