After studying this course, you should be able to:
distinguish between parenthood and parenting
outline some of the reasons why parenting may require support from outside the immediate family
demonstrate how individual, environmental and structural factors can have an impact on parenting
challenge the notion that ‘problem’ parents and ‘problem’ families can be readily identified
demonstrate the development of key transferable study skills concerning the ability to summarise arguments, learn from personal experience and apply theory to issues and dilemmas in practice.