Objective: This activity is designed to deepen your understanding of how significant life events can affect the behavior and development of children, a key component of our Social Work Human Behavior course.
· Parental divorce or separation
Step 2: Research and Reflection
· Investigate how this chosen significant life event can impact children’s emotional, cognitive, social, and behavioral development. Use reputable sources such as research articles, books, or academic websites to support your findings.
· Reflect on the potential challenges and coping mechanisms children might employ in response to this event.
· Consider any potential long-term effects and the role of resilience in children’s development.
Step 3: Application (1-2 pages):
· Describe a fictional case study or real-life example (with names changed for privacy) of a child who experienced the chosen significant life event. Highlight their age, family context, and specific challenges they faced.
· Discuss how a social worker might intervene to support this child and their family in the wake of this event. Utilize concepts and theories from our course to inform your recommendations.
Assessment Criteria: Your work will be assessed based on the depth of your research, the clarity of your reflections, the creativity and relevance of your case study or example, and the application of course concepts to your recommendations.
This activity encourages you to connect theoretical knowledge about human behavior to real-world situations, fostering a deeper appreciation of the challenges faced by children and the role of social workers in supporting them during significant life events.