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Learning outcomes

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.


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