This course, a follow up of the earlier course, SWK363e, Introduction to and Assessment Framework for Youth Issues, will formulate the framework for the prevention, early intervention, treatment and other environmental considerations in working with youths at risk. It will examine the core components of programmes for prevention and early intervention. It also discusses the use of peer and family interventions at helping youths at risk. The course will also examine the nature and scope of some at-risk behaviours like school drop-out and juvenile delinquency, risky sexual behaviours resulting in teenage pregnancy and STDs, substance and behavioural addictions and youth suicide. Through assessments and formulations, the course will teach students to construct programmes at largely meso, micro and individual levels to help youths at various levels of risk.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every 2 years
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.