“Many things we need can wait.
The child cannot.
Now is the time his bones are formed, his mind developed.
To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today.”
Youth are “hope” of our country’s future, to provide them with a proper environment for development is a goal pursuited by every country out there. This course aims to explore the basics of youth welfare and right as well as the various problems and challenges to be overcome. We will also discusses factors that affect the emerging youth problems and how social workers deal with such situation.
In addition, we will also explore the significance of youth welfare policy and its impact on the social work practices. We’ll expand upon and discuss factors that affect the problems as well as prevention and consultation from social work perspective. The course will cover perspective from around the world.
In response to the SDG (Sustainable development goals) initiative project, this course is updated with English subtitle. Foreign students are welcomed to join us. However, the course now only features partial translation. Various resources will be updated with English translation in the future. Moreover, we’ve also added examples of program implementation to our homework. Students are encouraged to participate in related projects extend learning beyond the scope of this course.
The objectives of the course are:
1) To have proper understanding of obstacles faced when implementing youth welfare and rights.
2) To establish the correct concept of youth group, and dispel related myths and stereotypes.
3) To have the basic knowledge of social work to empathize and assist in dealing with issues related to the welfare of youth.
4) To motivate students in protecting youth rights.
This course is consisted of lecture videos, featuring practitioners experience sharing, case analysis, mid-course discussion. Linking students’ personal experience with knowledge provided in this course. In addition, students must also complete the online discussion and upload homework, and at least review and comment on two other students’ homework.
Students who study this course do not need to have a professional foundation as long as they have basic reading and writing skills and are interested in youth welfare, rights and social work methods.
少年福利與權利 (Welfare and Rights of Youth) 理解本課程要求與學習目標，以及瞭解「少年」及「福利」、「權利」概念的形成與意涵，並透過聯合國兒童權利公約的介紹，學習少年福利與權利 ( right ) 的實體內涵，與當前少年權利在華人世界所遇到的特殊挑戰。
少年的社會形象、次文化與問題需求(Social image, Subculture and Needs of Youth) 透析「可惡的少年」之社會形象的形成，並透過特殊的社會議題與案例探討，辨別凝視近年來少年所顯露之各項社會挑戰的不同視野─「危機(risk)」、「問題(problem)」，抑或是「需求(need)」。
以生態系統理論來討論少年問題(Use Ecological Systems Theory to Discuss Youth Problems) 從合併內外化問題的案例中，利用相關理論脈絡，以個人為核心，探討其與家庭、學校及社區(社會)互動之生態系統脈絡，並能提出相應問題的解決之道(相關服務策略)。
從消權到充權 (From Disempowerment to Empowerment) 理解「剝削」、「消權」與「充權」的概念。同時經由現今少年社會議題、案例與政策的討論，檢視個人與當今社會福利服務的價值偏向，並進行反思、建議。
少年社會工作方法(SOCIAL WORK METHODS OF YOUTH ) 瞭解解釋少年社會工作的重要理論，以案例討論方式帶領大家學習個案工作技巧、外展工作以及體驗教育，並藉由實訪臺北市西區少年服務中心少年外展工作過程，探討相關實務工作價值、方法，理解理論到實務的發展進程。
從福利到權利 (From Welfare to Rights) 透過回顧，展望少年應有的權利，將充權的理念拉到政策的層次 ，以