UNISA Short Course in The Support of Children at Risk

UNISA Short Course in The Support of Children at Risk

University of South Africa Short Course in The Support of Children at Risk

Short Course in The Support of Children at Risk (76977)



On the completion of the course the students will be able to:

  • Classify and Know who are the children at risk
  • Identify the causative factors that led a child to be at risk
  • Describe various intervention strategies through a holistic approach and wellness dimensions
  • Understand how to support children at risk in different contexts
  • Explain how sustainability may be maintained
  • Understanding ethical conduct in dealing with children at risk
  • Describe practical intervention:

-relationship building
-walking path-addressing wellness dimensions

Target group

parents, guardians, grandparents, teachers, social workers, caregivers and volunteers in communities and warders

Admission requirements

National Senior Certificate


12 months

Language medium


Registration periods


Tuition method

Blended Mode

Kind of assessment

Summativeassessment.Studentsmustsubmitandpassaportfoliocomprisingofpracticeorientated activitieswhichwillassesscompetenceinallunitstandards.Asubminimumof40%isrequiredtopasstheportfolioassessment.

The support of Children at Risk (SCSCRA1)
Syllabus/Content Topics


  • Who are children at risk (orphans, those displaying deviant behaviour, offenders, refugees, drug addicts, children from broken homes, school drop outs)

2 Causative Factors
3 Intervention Strategies through Holistic Approach and Wellness Dimensions
4 Support
5 Maintaining Sustainability
1 Identifying children at risk
2 Ethical Considerations
3 Practical Intervention

  • Relationship building
  • Walking the path-addressing wellness dimensions
  • Rehabilitation/Remediation
  • Sustainability


Course leader

Prof Meahabo Dinah Magano
BA; BEd; MED (School Guidance) DED Psychology of Education
Expertise: Psychology of Education- wellness dimensions in various contexts
Department of Inclusive Education
Sunnyside Campus Building 10, Floor 1 Office 58
Tel: 27 12 481 2766
Cell: 0835202436
E-mail: maganmd@unisa.ac.za

Programme administrator(s)

Lynette Ramango
Centre for Continuing Education and Training
Sunnyside Campus Building  10 Room B10
Tel: 012 481 2731
Fax 086 548 9968