Social Work (SWRK) - Indigenous Child Welfare

SWRK 4316  Indigenous Child Welfare


SWRK 3505, SWRK 3216, SWRK 3406, SWRK 3356, SWRK 3357, SWRK 3506, SWRK 3806, SWRK 3316 and SWRK 3106


Restricted to students in the 3rd year of the BSW program.


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




Students critically examine the way in which the mainstream child welfare system is designed and delivered, with a particular focus on its impact on Indigenous children and families. Beginning from an historical perspective, students explore the structural issues that continue to impact Aboriginal peoples. Child welfare work in the contemporary context is investigated in both Indigenous contexts and mainstream settings, as a means of exploring alternative methods of intervention.

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