The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

4 (2021-03-22 to 2021-07-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that in the end of course student *has knowledge of factors that threaten childrens, adolescents and families wellbeing * will be able to use different kinds of social pedagogical methods in order to support childrens, adolescents and families coping and empowerment

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to * Describe and analyse risks for childrens and adolescents wellbeing * Describe the central principles for child protection work * Recall the actual laws that rules children's rights and security * Describe the municipal child protection services * Be able to support families and parenthood in different situations of life * Reflect on possibilities to strengthen childrens participation in child protection work * Increase knowledge of different sociopedagogical methods used in purpose to support children and families * Reflect critically and reflect on professional role, power and ethical issues in child protection work

Course contents

Preventive work with children, adolescents and families, Municipal child protection services Social pedagogical methods Factors that threaten childrens, adolescents and families wellbeing Municipal child protection services and law, social pedagogical methods in order to support childrens, adolescents and families empowerment

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Learning and Introduction The Connections between the Human Being and the Environment Life span psychology The Welfare of the Human Being and Finnish Society

Previous course names


Additional information

PBL examination. Tutorials. Compulsory lecturers according to ARBS. The examination and the tutorials should both be accomplished before getting the final grade.

Recommended or required reading

Litteratur: Aronsson, K.(red) (2001) Haverier i social barnavård? Fem fallstudier. Gothia. Cederlund, C.& Berglund, S-A. (2014)Socialpedagogik - pedagogiskt socialt arbete. Stockholm. Liber. Cameron, C., Moss, P.(2011) Social Pedagogy and Working with Children and Young People. Kapitel 4-7. Christensen, R., Boqvist, A-K. (2009) Att leva i en utsatt situation - med barnet i fokus. Lund. Studentlitteratur. Eriksson, E & Arnkill, T-E. (2005) Ta upp oron : En handbok i tidiga dialoger. Helsingfors.THL. Helmen Borde, Anne Inger. (2011) Resiliens. Risk och sund utveckling. Lund. Studentlitteratur. Höjer, I. & al (red)(2012)När samhället träder in - barn, föräldrar och social barnavård. Lund.Studentlitteratur. Järvinen, R.(toim). (2007). Perheen parhaaksi; Perhetyön arkea. Helsinki. Edita. Karvonen.S (red.) (2014): Lapsiperheiden hyvinvointi 2014. Tampere. THL Killén, K. (2000). Barndomen varar i generationer. Om förebyggande arbete med de utsatta familjerna. Stockholm. W& W. Taskinen, S. (2007). Barnskyddslag (417/200/) Tillämpningsguide. Helsingfors. Stakes. Tjersland O . & al (red)(2011). Allianser. Värderingar, teorier och metoder i socialt arbete. Lund. Studentlitteratur. Lagstiftning Barnskyddslag (417/2007) Barnskyddsförordning (417/2007) Lag angående vårdnad om barn och umgängesrätt (361/1985) Lag om underhållstrygghet (672/1998) Lag om klientens ställning och rättigheter inom socialvården (812/2000)Lag om besöksförbud (898/1998)

Study activities

  • Lectures - 45 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 6 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 0 hours
  • Practical exercises - 9 hours
  • Small-group work - 28 hours
  • Individual studies - 169 hours
  • Seminars - 13 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 270 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 270 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

The examination, individual assignment and the tutorials should be accomplished before getting the final grade (1-5)


  • Cederberg Arla
  • Söderström Eivor
  • Blomqvist Boel
  • Arell-Sundberg Marina


Söderström Eivor

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2020-03-22

The timetable of the course

5.9-31.12.2019 Introduktion till kursen 5.9 kl 8.30-10.Se andra tider i ARBS.

Course enrolment period

2021-03-08 to 2021-04-04

Assessment methods

  • 2019-12-11 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2019-12-18 - Reports and productions

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