Bachelor of Social Work - Risk, Resilience and Complexity

SWRK 4706  Risk, Resilience and Complexity


SWRK 3505, SWRK 3216, SWRK 3406, SWRK 3305, SWRK 3506, SWRK 3806, SWRK 3316 and SWRK 3106


Available to students in the 4th year BSW program only.


Three hours per week for one term.




Using theories and models that address risk, resilience and complexity, students develop a critical understanding of human behavior and the assessment, planning and intervention phases of the social work process in complex situations. Purposeful attention is given to understanding complex systems using systemic theory to consider the interconnected nature of personal and social issues. Critical thinking and professional judgement to engage in risk assessment and adopt best practice using strengths based and adversarial growth perspectives are also considered.

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