Social Rehabilitation and Prevention

University of Security
Department of Social Studies in Gdańsk

This course enables you to acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge concerning an extraordinarily important area of public safety, useful not only for public administration staff, but also for candidates applying for work in this area. The education obtained by graduates of the Social Rehabilitation and Prevention course broadens the competence of persons already working in institutions dealing with social prevention, social rehabilitation, family welfare and children from children’s homes. Persons who intend to seek employment in this area acquire comprehensive knowledge about social care, social welfare and social rehabilitation to increase their chances in the recruitment process. The course teaches the students the principles of social rehabilitation work, help acquire the skills to work in educational care and social rehabilitation institutions. The curriculum covers the theoretical and practical aspects of social rehabilitation, social prevention, diagnosis and psychology. This Post-Graduate Studies course is directed to college graduates in various subjects and specialisations with bachelor’s and master’s degrees. However, the course is especially directed to: police officers and other public administration officials; security agency, NGO and charter organisation staff, professional probation officers; penitentiary and remand lawyers and staff; local government officials dealing with crime prevention, preventing social ills and social rehabilitation; persons who intend to work in these areas. The course is also open to persons for persons with first and second cycle college diplomas, volunteers, persons involved in charity organisations aiding people threatened with social exclusion. Graduates of this course have stand-out competence including reliable knowledge and skills in the range of measure to identify the mechanisms of how social ills develop and know social rehabilitation and prevention working methods in closed environments, such as: penitentiaries, young offenders’ institutions, educational institutions and schools. They have also learnt about social rehabilitation and prevention in an open environment, know how to mediate and negotiate with persons with difficult backgrounds. Social Rehabilitation and Prevention course graduates have the skills to prevent, diagnose and mitigate pathological behaviour and to return persons threatened by social ills or exclusion to society. Graduates can take up work in educational and social rehabilitation institutions: in youth detention centres, children’s shelters, courts, children’s homes, dormitories, day care centres, associations, charity and non-governmental organisations.


Wyższa Szkoła Bezpieczeństwa z siedzibą w Gdańsku
Gdańsk 80-557, ul. Marynarki Polskiej 15
tel. 58 341-98-51