090002 Family and Community Health in Practice6cp; 6 weeks, online
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Children and families live within communities and are an integral part of the wider socio-ecological model of society. This subject investigates the broader perspective of community health and wellness. The shared community responsibility of family support is explored together with processes that promote family and community health and wellness. Students develop their understanding of family function, assessment, and stress factors, especially related to transitional periods. Using a strengths-based, anticipatory guidance model, students develop advanced skills to interact appropriately with families building on families' strengths and determining appropriate interventions. Students gain an increased appreciation of the significant role the family plays in relation to the mental and physical health and wellbeing of its members and to the health of the whole community.
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