Assessment 2Week Due Sunday, Week 11, 11.55pm (AEST/AEDT)*Assessment

Assessment 2Week Due Sunday, Week 11, 11.55pm (AEST/AEDT)*Assessment

Assessment 2
Week Due Sunday, Week 11, 11.55pm (AEST/AEDT)*
Assessment Type
Report of Family Issue
Weighting
50%
Aligned Learning outcomes
a.
b. Explore critical, strength-based and anti-oppressive theory to practice with individuals and families.
Locate individual and family issues within social, cultural and political conditions
c. Critically explore the values, assumptions and challenges in working with families that present with complex/ multiple issues in the community, and range of social work responses.
d. Demonstrate a critical understanding of ethical challenges relating to culture, gender, age and power and strategies to work in an antioppressive, strengths-based manner.
e. Apply practice skills, assessment skills, resource & networking skills to working with individuals and families.
f.
Consider the challenge of working critically within the current sociopolitical culture of managerialism and neo-liberalism.
Length
2000 words
*Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)/Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT). Check your time zone to ensure that you submit your assessment on time. If required, use a time zone converter.
Assessment 2 Details and Instructions
In class, we will spend time reviewing media reports on issues affecting families and children. Choose one of these issues or another contemporary issue in the Australian media to write a report on:
A. The Issue
• Choose an issue that affects families and children. Analyse how the issue affects diverse children and families? How is it relevant now?
• Outline current debates about the issue, using research and current Australian media material.
• Refer to legislation relating to the issue (identify Acts, dates and websites)
• Identify and critique government and opposition policy positions, identifying relevant federal, state or local government policies
• Identify and explain how the work of relevant peak bodies, forums, foundations, research institutes, publications or websites relate to the issue.
• Describe an agency in Melbourne that responds to families affected by this issue. Identify the sector in which the agency is located eg government, non-government, trust, other.
• Outline social workers’ roles, ethical considerations and practices in response to the issue.
• Analyse managerialist and neoliberal constraints and how the agency can address the issue
• Describe an example of a child, young person or family who would go to this agency. What would they hope to achieve.
• Analyse the model of practice that the agency might use in working with this family, child or youth • Draw some conclusions about the policy and practice relating to this issue
• Make some suggestions for future developments in policy and practice.
B. Policy Responses
• Identify and critique government and opposition policy positions, identifying relevant federal, state or local government policies
• Identify and explain how the work of relevant peak bodies, forums, foundations, research institutes, publications or websites relate to the issue.
C. Practice Responses – Agency
• Describe an agency in Melbourne or Sydney that responds to families affected by this issue. Identify the sector in which the agency is located eg government, non-government, trust, other.
• Outline social workers’ roles, ethical considerations and practices in response to the issue.
• Analyse managerialist and neoliberal constraints and how the agency can address the issue
• Describe an example of a child, young person or family who would go to this agency. What would they hope to achieve.
• Analyse the model of practice that the agency might use in working with this family, child or youth

D. Conclusions and Critique
• Draw some conclusions about the policy and practice relating to this issue
• Make some suggestions for future developments in policy and practice.
Assessment Criteria
1. Demonstrated research into the issue, and relevant debates and legislation
2. Insight into the impact of the issue on diverse families and children
3. Critique of government, non-government organisations’ responses to the issue
4. Analysis of limitations and impact of agency and social workers, with example
5. Demonstrated understanding of issue and suggestions for future policy and practice developments.
6. Academic literacy
Submission Instructions: Students should submit their assessment online.
Marking Criteria – Assessment 2 Report on Family Issue
1. Demonstrated research into the issue, and relevant debates and legislation
2. Insight into the impact of the issue on diverse families and children
3. Critique of government, non-government organisations’ responses to the issue
4. Academic integrity: Clear written communication skills, accurate referencing and reference to 10 set readings –
journal article or book chapters
5.Demonstrated understanding of issue and suggestions for future policy and practice developments.
6. Academic integrity: Clear written communication skills, accurate APA referencing of 10 set readings – journal article
or book chapters
Total Mark: /50
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