HUMAN DEVELOPMENT THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN
Prof. Corrie Sirota MSW, PSW. & Psychotherapist
School of Social Work
Office: Wilson Hall Building
Office hours: after cla
Human Development Through the Lifespan SWRK 224
Description of Child (age,
gender, rank in family, specific
medical conditions, parents
reports on past development
Concrete & Neutral observations
SWRK 220 : Quiz Prep
CLASS ONE: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK
What is Social Work?
Social work is a profession which is "committed to humanism, egalitarian ideals, and treating people with respect" (Mullaly, 1993)
Social work profession promotes social cha
Quebec's universal childcare: the long term impacts on parental labour supply and
In 1997, to increase mothers participation in the labour market and to
enhance child development, the province of Qubec implemented a 5$ per dar
Precarious Migratory Status in Canada: Implications for Social Work and Social
Canada has a growing population of people living with precarious migratory
Forms of insecure and irregular migrant status including refugees,
Readings for October 5th
Child Protection and the Youth Criminal justice System
Justice Canada. (2013). Recent Changes to Canadas Youth Justice System.
In 2012 the C
Social Assistance and Social Solidarity Programs
The amount of financial assistance you receive depends on your situation.
If you do not have a severely limited capacity for employment, you could be
eligible for the Social Assistance Progr
Intellectual disability and pervasive developmental disorders
What is intellectual disability?
Intellectual disability is a generic term for a condition in which a person is incapable of
coping with the challenges of daily life due to his or her limited i
The Montreal School: Urban Social Mix in a Reflexive City
Question: Could Montreal be a new school in urban studies in North America?
Arguments of the text:
1. We can indeed talk about a Montral School if we accept a soft version of the school
Elder abuse awareness
1. What is elder abuse?
Any action by someone in a relationship of trust that results in harm or distress to an
Neglect is a lack of action by that person
Reorganizing health and social services in Qubec in the name of austerity: Too
much, too fast and too centralized?
Context: In the name of fiscal responsibility, the government of Qubec has recently
launched a major restructuring of the provinces health a
Employment Insurance Benefits
1. EI Regular Benefits
EI provides regular benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault
of their own and are available for and able to work, but cant find a job.
*Always apply for EI benefits as so
Human Development Across the
Delphine Collin-Vzina, Ph.D.
Director, Centre for Research on Children and
What characterized human
What is development?
Why is it that all humans turn out
Workbook Part 2
October 5th-Protective Services for Children
Ministre de la justice du Qubec. (2012). Youth Criminal Justice Process Chart. Chart can be downloaded here :
The legal procedur
Readings for October 26th
Fallis, George. (2010). Progressive Housing Policy in the 21st Century: A Contrarian
View. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare 37(4): 173-99
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
- Help Canadians meet their housing needs
- Canadas authority on housing
- Contribute to the stability of the housing market and financial system
- Provide support for Canadians in housing need
Private Healthcare employment agencies
Making it legal for private agencies to get into the public health network
By using the Chaouilli decision
o By installing specialized medical centers;
o And a location outside the hospitals where surgeries can be
October 19th: Labour
Title: Commission de la sant et la scurit au
travail (CSST). (2006). In Quebec, if
you suffer a work-related accident or
disease, you are protected! Qubec:
Commission des Normes du travail. (2012). Labour Standards in Quebec. CNT: Qubec.
Minimum Labour Standards:
Lays out the minimal conditions for employment
Employers can offer better, but not wors
Canada and the Quebec Health and Social Service System
Canadian Health Care System
Canada and The Quebec Health and Social Service System
Baum Fran E., Bgin Monique, Houweling Tanja A.J., Taylor Sebastian. (200
October 19th: Labour
Title: Commission de la sant et la
scurit au travail (CSST).
(2013). Safe working
conditions for a safe
Canadian Health Coalition: Fact Sheets
National Public Drug Plan for All (May 2016)
Author Julie White brings together many of the academic studies showing the financial
savings, improved drug saf
In Qubec, if you suffer a work-related accident or disease, you are protected!
Steps in the event of accident or disease (work-related)
1. Informing the employer (even if you dont think you need medical attention)
2. Receive treatment: ask physician for a
CLSCs in Quebec: Thirty years of Community Action
1960s-1970s; Time of the Quiet Revolution = Launch of CLSCs Local
Community Service Centers The new point of entry into the new health and
social service system
1. To transform the healthcare system
Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Aboriginal People's Health
1. Social Determinants of Health
Social determinants influence a wide range of health vulnerabilities and capacities, health
behaviors and health management.
Canada Child Benefit
Tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help with the cost
of raising children under 18 years old.
May include the Child Disability Benefit and other related
Canada Revenue Agency uses information
Oppression in this model has a single source. It doesnt think about
any other source at all.
Feminist theories were the foundation of other forms of oppression
that people experience. o Most feminist theorists are black
women or women of colour.
This class will include theory as well as a practical part that we
will all explore today. Todays class is about structural oppression,
cultural competence and AOPWe will be looking at structure and
culture and how it lead to AOP framework in so
Why did we only learn out some historical figures and not others.
- Sir John A. Macdonald Canadas first prime minister (in office from
1878-1891)- It gives a sense of the Canadian elite at the time wanted out of
Canada and what the foundations of Canada w