FRPC 300 - Family Resource Program Approach to Practice

This course will examine the key Family Resource Program approaches to practice while exploring how personal values, beliefs and biases affect work with families. Students will examine the links between early child development research and the intended Family Resource Program outcomes for children, parents, and communities. The importance of reflective practice and how it can be applied to Family Support work will be examined. The legal and ethical responsibilities in the areas of confidentiality, privacy, and responding to child protection concerns are also discussed.


Credits:  3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)


Total Weeks:  15



Successful completion of (or concurrent registration in) FRPC 200.


Non-Course Prerequisites: 

Schedule B Type CRC: works with children and vulnerable adults





Course Content:
- Key Family Resource Program approaches linked to research
- Key approaches to practice
- Pivotal role of parenting
- Valued practices
- Policy-based client rights, privacy, and confidentiality
- Legal and ethical issues, code of ethics, and standards of practice



Learning Outcomes:
Participants will learn why the unique style of Family Resource Programs impacts family development. This course will link effective practices to the approaches inherent in the FRP.

Course Learning Objectives:
Specifically, upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

- Identify their own values, beliefs and biases and how they affect their work with children and families
- Describe the FRP-BC intended outcomes for children, families and communities
- Describe the ten key FRP approaches (inclusive, strengths-based, resource-based, community-based, relationship-based, ecological orientation, process orientation, empowerment orientation, promotion model, and family/parent centered) and the corresponding literature that supports these outcomes
- Describe six valued practices and link them to work with families
- Identify key legal and ethical issues and dilemmas (confidentiality, privacy, child protection, and reporting obligations) and their impact on practitioner relationships with children and families


Grading System:  Letters


Passing Grade: D (50%)


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.