SWSP5306 Indigenous People and Social Work

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit provides students with an opportunity to expand their knowledge of ways of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to locate that knowledge within a human-rights informed social work practice framework. Historical and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues are examined to allow for an understanding of the world views of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Students learn appropriate culturally responsive frameworks and Indigenous models for practice.
Students are able to (1) identify appropriate communication and engagement practices, community resources, and Indigenous models for practice; (2) use their understandings of past and contemporary social policy relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander world views and Indigenous models for practice to design culturally responsive practice in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and (3) articulate a human rights and social justice based framework in their work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) family and cultural map for practice and (2) critical reading exercise. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Susan Young
Contact hours
interactive lectures: 3 hours per week

Bennett, B. et al. eds Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work: Palgrave Macmillan 2013

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