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SCWK 8887 Global Child Protection (Summer: 3 )

Course Description

This course introduces the systems in which children, families, groups, organizations, and communities thrive and struggle in international settings. In particular the course focuses on child protection in the context of vulnerable international settings and complex humanitarian emergencies including famine, conflict and displacement. The role of social work and allied professions in such settings is explored with emphasis on the principle of ‘do no harm’. The International child protection policies of Governments, United Nations agencies and International Non-Government agencies will be presented and analyzed. Strategies for translating these policies into best practice will include identifying child protection concerns and developing rigorous international child protection programs.


Prerequisites: Must have prerequisite SCWK 8800.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17