PIDM505 The Child at Risk. Violence, Neglect, and Effects on the Development of the Individual the Family, and the Community


• To introduce students to:

- the factors in the human environment that lead to the care of children and its impact on children and their relations with their social environment

- factors in human environment that lead to child abuse and its impact on children's development (disability assessment)

- policies and mechanisms for identifying and addressing these problems (including case work, case coordination, etc.)

- risk assessment policies and mechanisms (the role of health, education, social and law enforcement)

- prevention policies and mechanisms

On this basis – to understand the legislation on the subject and methods for collecting and analyzing the information from the implementation of the policies.

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Психо-социални интервенции с деца и семейства на английски език


доц. Румен Петров  д-р
 Яна Кацарова  д-р

Описание на курса:


Successful graduates of the course will:

1) know:

• The elements of the risk assessment process, the impact and the links between them

• The principles of coordinating individual childcare at risk of abandonment and/or violence

(2) be able to:

• To orient themselves in the case information provided by different sources in the supervision they carry out working with children at risk of abandonment and/or violence,

• Identify the severity of the risk and prioritise protection and support measures,

• Understand the nature of abandonment, violence in the work of a child at risk and apply it to the supervision

Предварителни изисквания:
Students to have knowledge and/or skills:

• In the field of social legislation, child development

• Knowledge of public policies in the areas of child protection, health, education and anti-social behaviour of minors.

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

Литература по темите:

Bowlby, J. (1969) Child Care and the Growth of Love, Harmondsworth, Penguin.

Department for Education (DFE) (2013) ‘Children in care’ [online]. Available at families/ childrenincare/ a0068940/

Fagan, M. (2006) ‘Who cares? The emotional needs of young children’ in Granville, J. and Miller, B. (eds) Care Stories, London, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.

ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT. 1998. Co-ordinating Services for Children and Youth at Risk A World View

Rawley Silver (Ed.) (2005) Aggression and Depression Assessed Through Art: Using Draw a Story to Identify Children and Adolescents at Risk. Brunner-Routledge