This unit will build your knowledge by considering how theoretical frameworks that link to Youth Work and Community Justice work can be applied to our understanding of service users. The unit will use the context of culture, socio economic status, family, education and employment to build a greater conceptual understanding of why particular groups of people are so marginalised that they engage in a range of activities outside of community norms. Current Youth Work, Community Development and Criminal Justice graduates need to be able to develop strong theoretical frameworks that drive their practice and this subject will enable that foundation to be built. Community practitioners must also be strong advocates for the human rights of their service users and reject social practices that often result in further marginalisation of the most vulnerable. It is particularly important that youth, community development and community justice workers are working with young people and other service users in the context of the rapid economic changes that they are experiencing across the world. The unit will contribute to a better understanding of the changing landscape of the global economic environment and the resultant impacts on the most vulnerable.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Hurdle assessment task: Completion of five Academic Integrity Modules
Students will be provided with a reading list via VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):