From 2015, in accordance with the National Programme Against Poverty and Social Exclusion 2020, every family with care and educational problems who is dependent on social welfare should have the right to the help of a family assistant. This opens the opportunity to support families in their natural environments.
The course trains specialised family assistants who work for problem and dysfunctional families. Students acquire knowledge and skills in the following subjects: social work, care and education and psychological support work, diagnosis, planning, evaluation and the practical use of methods and techniques to work with the client.
Graduates will have acquired the qualifications to work as family assistants. They will also have broadened their knowledge and developed their skills to provide professional aid in social welfare and educational institutions.
The course is directed to persons with degrees in Pedagogy, Psychology, Sociology, Family Studies and Social Work.