This course addresses the fundamental characteristics of Family Resource Programs (FRPs) and the social movements, values, and practices that have influenced the development of such programs in Canada. Students will discuss the core principles used in Canada–wide programs and the niche and core service areas of parent/child engagement programs. The six valued practices of family resource programming are also examined.
Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)
Total Weeks: 15
- Characteristics of Family Resource Programs across Canada
- History of FRPs, particular to British Columbia
- Social, economic, and political changes that affect FRPs
- Principles that define FRPs
- An ecological approach to understanding human development
- Five core services areas
- Six valued practices
- Legal and ethical issues
At the end of the course, participants will be able to discuss the key historical, political, and social factors that have driven the Family Resource Program movement and provide a clear definition of Family Resource Programming in Canada.
Specifically, upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Identify the fundamental characteristics of Family Resource Programs (FRPs)
- Describe social movements, community values, and practices that have influenced the development of FRPs in Canada
- Link key historical influences to the development of BC Family Resource Programs and current program practices
- Describe core practice principles used in BC and Canada-wide programs
- Describe the elements of key theoretical perspectives and approaches (ecological, developmental, social capital, strengths based) and their contribution to understanding child and family development
- Describe the FRP niche and core areas of service in BC
- Describe models and diverse characteristics of BC - Family Resource Programs
- Identify the six valued practices of BC Family Resource Programs
Grading System: Letters
Passing Grade: D (50%)
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.