Social Work (SWRK) - Indigenous Child Welfare

SWRK 4316  Indigenous Child Welfare


SWRK 4306, SWRK 4706, SWRK 4806 and 3 credits of SWRK electives with a minimum average of 70% on those courses.


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 continues to impact Indigenous children and families. Beginning from an historical perspective, students explore the structural issues that continue to affect Indigenous Peoples. Child welfare work in the contemporary context is investigated from an Indigenous context as a means of exploring alternative systems for meeting the needs of Indigenous children.

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