Course unit title Social Work with At-risk Youth
Name and e-mail of the lecturer Katerina Zlatkova
Course code 20081076
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Contact hours 15
Course content ( maximum 700 characters) Current course is aimed to give knowledge to students about basic at-risk youth concepts as well as their practical skills and competences to work with vulnerable and disadvantaged children. The content of the course includes at-risk youth theoretical concepts based on different research studies in Bulgaria, Europe and US: definitions; risk factors; risk assessment; contemporary overview of international policies and practices for protection and social support of children at-risk including legislation framework and concepts in Bulgaria, Europe Union, UK, Russia, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium. The course aims to trace child protection tendencies in Western, Eastern and Central Europe as well as United States of America and Russia to give more comprehensive and summarized picture of this field globally. It develops different approaches and methods for social work and support children at-risk as well as possibilities for prevention. Important focus of the course is to give competences of basic concepts related to main characteristics of children at-risk as well as their justification: victims of violence, deprived of parental care, with special needs, school dropouts, etc.
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