73331 - MODELLI E TECNICHE D'INTERVENTO NEI SERVIZI DI COMUNITÀ

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students will know: - the main theories about social distress and drug addiction; - the main socio-psychological theoretical models of educational intervention in a systemic and contextualist approach; - the socio-psychological conditions for designing residential cares based on the concept of everyday life; - how assessing and monitoring the processes and the outcomes of the residential care.

Course contents

Within the disciplinary paradigms of Developmental Psychopathology and the Ecological Theory of Bronfenbrenner, the course will address the main issues that in childhood and adolescence may lead to maladaptive development outcomes. In this perspective, it will be treated the deprivation from institutionalization, the child abuse, deviance, violence and the drug abuse, with particular reference to the adolescence. Basing on psychopathology perspective, it will be then analyzed the residential cares for children and drug users, highlighting the quality indicators and the conditions under which these interventions can ensure positive outcomes for children and young people in charge.

Readings/Bibliography

The following texts are required:

EVERYDAY LIFE:

  • Emiliani F. (2008) La realtà delle piccole cose, Bologna: Il Mulino. Capitoli IV, V, VI

ETIOLOGICAL MODELS OF PSYCHOSOCIAL RISK AND PREVENTION:

  • (BOOK CHAPTER) Palareti L., Emiliani F., Passini S. (2012). Prevenzione all’uso di sostanze in adolescenza: un dibattito aperto su un tema problematico. In R.M. Pavarin e F. Emiliani (a cura di) Minori e sostanze psicoattive: teoria, ricerca e modelli d'intervento, Bologna: Clueb. Pagine 61-96 (SLIDE ON THE COURSE WEBSITE: Il paradigma teorico della Psicopatologia Evolutiva)

COMUNITA' PER MINORI:

  • Zullo, F., Bastianoni, P., & Taurino, A. (2008). La deistituzionalizzazione dei bambini e degli adolescenti in una prospettiva psicodinamica e psicosociale. Rassegna Bibliografica, 3, 3-31.
  • Bastianoni, Ciriello, Fucili (2016) Comuni_care in comunità per minori. Bergamo: Junior. Non i cap. 5 e 6
  • Palareti, L. (2003). Valutare le comunità per minori. Psicologia clinica dello sviluppo, 7(3), 351-384.
  • Bracalenti e Saglietti (2011). Lavorare con i minori stranieri non accompagnati: voci e strumenti dal campo dell'accoglienza. Franco Angeli

COMUNITA' TERAPEUTICHE PER TOSSICODIPENDENTI:

  • Coletti, M. Grosso, L. (2011) La comunità terapeutica. Ed Gruppo Abele. Fare parte I (sintesi su piattaforma e-learning), II, III, V

Upon agreement with the teacher, foreign students can replace two of the required books with the following:

  • Whittaker, J. K., Del Valle, J. F., & Holmes, L. (2015) Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Youth. Exploring Evidence-informed International Practice. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Horwath, J. (2001) The child's world: assessing children in need. Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Teaching methods

Classes will be interactive much as possible, encouraging students to think about concrete situations (even brought by the students themselves) by applying the theoretical paradigms of the Ecological theory of development and Developmental Psychopathology.

Part of the course will take place in e-learning, where it will be proposed educational materials on the two theoretical paradigms.

Lessons will include the interventions of experts (manager of the Child Protection Social Service, staff of residential care units).

Assessment methods

For non-attending students the exam is written with three open questions (1 and a half hours).

Attending students will be evaluated in itinere and at the end of the course with criteria that will be presented at the beginning of the course

Teaching tools

Classes will be conducted with the help of PowerPoint slides to illustrate concepts and research data.
Part of the course will take place via e-learning (the details will be provided at the beginning of the course).

Office hours

See the website of Laura Palareti