6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
This unit has been designed to create a developmental context for understanding a range of issues which characterise at risk behaviour in youth. Students will gain a broader understanding of these behaviours, as seen from a range of perspectives: legal, epidemiological, psychological, sociological and psychiatric. The unit will be of interest to those currently working with at risk youth as well as providing insights into the aetiology of a range of maladaptive behaviours in adult life.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Discuss the interface between children and the legal system.
- Outline the basic principles of assessment and management of risk in childhood and adolescence.
- Describe critically the evidence relating to long term consequence of adverse experiences in childhood and adolescence.
- Outline a developmentally appropriate decision making process.
- Workshop presentation/alternative assessment (10%)
- Structured learning task (30%)
- Essay (60%)
All assessments must be passed to pass the unit.
Off-campus attendance requirements
Two day on-campus workshop.