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DA3794B Social and Community Services 2

  • Unit Code & NameDA3794B Social and Community Services 2
  • DescriptionThis unit builds upon the foundations created in Social and Community Services 1 in order to further explore the contextual, philosophical and practical concerns of contemporary social services that are being delivered by Christian faith-based agencies.

    There is a particular focus on management functions including program planning, service delivery and community development frameworks.
  • FieldD - Theology: Mission and Ministry
  • DisciplineDA - Mission and Ministry
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • Semester2, 2018
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • PrerequisitesDA2/3193B Social and Community Services 1 or equivalent
  • Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Evaluate the key principles that underpin community development approaches.
    2. Discuss the capacity for community development programs to impact structural disadvantage.
    3. Analyse the role of capacity building within community development programs.
    4. Demonstrate clear understanding of planning, managing and evaluating programs as they relate to the provision of social and community services.
    5. Analyse the key features for effective community engagement processes.
  • Text Books* set texts recommended for purchase

    Bacchi, Carol. Analysing Policy: What's the Problem Represented to be? Sydney: Pearson Education, 2009.
    Beilharz, Linda. Building Community: The Shared Action Experience. Bendigo: Solutions Press, 2002.
    Egan, Gerard. The Skilled Helper. 10th edition. Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole, 2013
    Hughes, Philip. et al. Building Stronger Communities. Sydney: UNSW Press, 2007.
    Judd, Stephen. Driven by purpose: Charities that make the difference. Greenwich, NSW: Hammond Press, 2012
    Kenny, Susan. Developing communities for the future: community development in Australia. 5th edition. South Melbourne: Nelson Thomson Learning, 2016.
    Kretzmann, John P. & John L. McKnight. Building Communities from the Inside out - a Path Towards Finding and Mobilizing a Community's Assets. Chicago: ACTA publications, 1993.
    Mendes, Philip. Australia's Welfare Wars Revisited. Sydney: UNSW Press, 2008.
    Needham, Philip. Community in Mission: A Salvationist Ecclesiology. London: Campfield Press, 1987.
    Payne, Malcolm. Modern Social Work Theory.3rd edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillin, 2005.
    Rans, Susan & Hilary Altman. Asset Based Strategies for faith Based Communities. Chicago: ACTA Publications, 2002.