BBV2007 - Therapeutic social work with vulnerable children and adolescents


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 E

Course content

The course provides an introduction to milieu therapeutic work with vulnerable children, adolescents and their families. Different milieu therapeutic perspectives and approaches to promote learning, mastery, inclusion and participation. Communication with children and young people about bad experiences, change and development work. Various aspects of power, asymmetry, coercion and voluntariness, i.a. The Child Welfare Act, The Rights Regulations.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - The student has:

  • knowledge of different milieu therapeutic perspectives and methods that promote learning, mastery, inclusion and participation for vulnerable children and adolescents in an milieu therapeutic context
  • research-based knowledge about children and young people in child welfare institutions
  • knowledge of legal and organizational frameworks relevant to milieu therapeutic work
  • knowledge of power, coercion and voluntariness in milieu therapeutic work


Skills - The student can:

  • explain key perspectives and methods in milieu therapeutic work
  • can reflect on professional and ethical issues related to milieu therapeutic work with vulnerable children and young people
  • can communicate appropriately with vulnerable children and young people about neglect, violence and abuse

General competence - Students:

  • have insight into basic concepts and theories related to milieu therapeutic work with children, adolescents and families.
  • can show diversity and cultural sensitivity in milieu therapeutic work aimed at children, adolescents and families
  • can create opportunities for children and young people in their situation to work with their change and development

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, preliminary assignments, learning groups, assignment work, skills training and self-study. The pedagogy presupposes active presence in all forms of learning. Parts of the teaching and learning material may be in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Preparation to group work
  • Skills training
  • Written assignment

Further on evaluation

Compulsory activity:

Participation min. 80% in preparatory group work for skills training and participation in skills training, as well as a written submission based on the given assignment. Compulsory activity must be approved in order to take the exam.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Social Education and Child Welfare Work Programme (HSGBVB)

Required previous knowledge

Students must have passed 60 credits of courses in the 1st and 15 credits in the 2nd year of study in order to take the exam in this course.

The course has study rights requirements. This means that the course is reserved for students admitted to the program Bachelor in child protection and child welfare at NTNU.

Course materials

Will be published on Blackboard at the start of the course

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BBV2004 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Child Welfare
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination (1) 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Muntlig eksamen gjennomføres 23-24-25 mai. Individuelle tidspunkt.

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