- Guest Speakers
- Collaborative Learning
The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
- The legacy of colonial policies and legislation continues to impact Aboriginal children, youth, families and communities today.
- The knowledge of specific policies and legislation empowers practitioners to work respectfully and effectively with Aboriginal children, youth, families and communities who are involved with Aboriginal and mainstream systems.
- An exploration of current issues in child welfare, education, mental health and youth justice encourages the development of, and reflection on, personal and professional values.
- The reclaiming of Aboriginal control over services to Aboriginal children, youth and families is a historic act of justice and a necessary element in reconciliation.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Discuss current legislation, policies and standards specific to child welfare delivery in Aboriginal communities in BC
- Identify other key pieces of legislation from systems other than child welfare that have an impact on Aboriginal children, youth, families and communities
- Apply knowledge of specific policies and legislation to their work with Aboriginal children, youth and families
- Develop an awareness of the issues from which to engage in professional advocacy for Aboriginal children, youth and families.
This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation could include a combination of:
- Research essays and reports
- Individual and group presentations
- Examinations or quizzes
This is a letter graded course.
Enrolment in Aboriginal Stream or permission of Coordinator