Intervention Models and Contexts of Protection

Intervention Models and Contexts of Protection
The aim of the course is to tackle the principal aspects related to the concept of the
protection of vulnerable citizens in the Italian national and regional welfare system
as well as, in the area of minors, the principal methods of management and of
approach to situations of risk or prejudice.
In particular, the course will be organised into two basic aspects, the first of which
will be directed at in-depth study of the essential content of the national and
regional welfare system and will have the aim of giving students an overview not
only of the structure of the health, socio-medical and social services, but will also
identify the role of the psychologist within the same.
Instead the second part will expand on the totality of the topics related to the care
of minors within the family and the paths to take on board as well as the possible
interventions directed at guaranteeing the care and protection of minors.
The first part of the course will examine:
– The reference picture and the significance of the Essential Levels of Care;
– The concept of vulnerability and need, both individual and of the family, with
special attention paid to intra-familiar relationships;
– The network system of the Unit Offer and its principal characteristics.
In the second part the role and the concept of safeguarding in the area of minors
will be specifically analysed, in the light of a psychological model of intervention
on the minor and his/her family on which it is based:
– analysis of harm reported by the child within neglectful, maltreating conflictual
and abusive systems;
– the skills of the operators to explore and stimulate possible regenerative
resources in parents and in voluntary and compulsory contexts;
– the necessary intervention of accompaniment and of protection in the network
of services.
The different stages of the intervention process will be examined: from the
verification of the participation of the parents; from notification to adoption of
protection measures; from assessment of the possibility of retrieval to treatment.
L. DEGANI-R. MOZZANICA, Integrazione socio sanitaria. Le ragioni, le regioni, gli interventi,
Maggioli Editore, 2009.
D. GREGORIO-M. TOMASICH, Tra famiglia e servizi:nuove forme di accoglienza dei minori, F. Angeli,
The course will be held with theory lectures alternating with discussion on
predetermined topics, presentation of real cases in interaction with students and with the
possible participation of operators employed in specific services.
An oral exam with the option of carrying out a piece of work, individual or in a group,
that will be discussed orally.
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