A combination of human growth developmental theory and family dynamics theory will begin this course. Growth patterns will be studied as a framework for differentiating typical and atypical behaviour. Development beginning with conception/genetics and ending with adolescence will be discussed. Woven throughout this material will be family dynamic issues and struggles; family scripts, legacies and secrets. The impact of family structure, boundaries, attachment, traditions and cultural issues will be explored.
To register for this course, you must be accepted as a part-time Social Services Worker (SSW) student by completing an application package and meeting basic requirements. Full-time SSW students must have the permission of the part-time SSW co-ordinator in order to take this course.