YT620.306 Vulnerability And The Youth Experience



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit will explore in some depth positive youth development and the strengths-based approach to youth work. Students will understand how this is a distinctive approach to youth work in contrast to other current and historical philosophies, methodologies and social policy frameworks.

Various interdisciplinary perspectives and research that underpin positive youth development will be explored and particular strengths in youth may be examined at some depth, such as resilience, social capital or initiative. The implications of this strengths-based approach to mental health in youth will also be explored.

Students will appraise and develop supportive practices that assess the wellbeing of young people and nurture their development. The unit may also consider specific dimensions of vulnerability in which positive development practices may be applied (such as trauma and abuse, suicide, alcohol and other drugs etc).

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 1, 2021; Semester 1, 2022; Semester 1, 2023; Semester 1, 2024; Semester 1, 2025, and Semester 1, 2026 (Every Year, Semester 1)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.