Social Work Curriculum including Child Protection Modules

State of Palestine



The child protection sector is particularly challenging, as it works to uphold the rights of children from increasing levels of both political and community violence. Its goal is to ensure that every child, irrespective of background or circumstance, has an equal chance to fulfil their innate potential. Children are one of the most vulnerable groups in society and are often the main victims of violence. Bethlehem University’s mission is to provide the young generation with increased opportunities to learn, act, and live. Every year, Bethlehem University graduates around 750 students, 35 of them are graduated of social work. It is with great pleasure that we present to you this curriculum that focuses on child protection. Hence, we see our contribution in preparing this curriculum a fulfillment of our mission. We hope that through this curriculum we are able to provide local and international academics and child protection actors an important reference and resource for working with children in need of protection. The curriculum is a teaching tool for social work students, and a specialized training material for teachers, social workers, and parents. This work is the fruit of a close collaboration with The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology RMIT. We acknowledge and thank all those who contributed to the preparation and publication of this curriculum. In particular, we thank the faculty members of the Department of Social Sciences at Bethlehem University for all their efforts and long hours of dedicated work in preparing the curriculum.

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