Master's degree in intervention and family, social and community mediation

Universidad de La Laguna

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Master's degree in intervention and family, social and community mediation

Universidad de La Laguna

The present title of Master in Intervention and Family, Social and Community Mediation responds to the need to continue counting on a space of interdisciplinary academic formation of the future professionals in the promotion of the human development throughout the life and in their familiar surroundings, social and community levels through intervention and mediation strategies. This training is also a demanded demand from public and private institutions, which must give an adequate response to the changes that the family is experiencing in today's society, such as the emergence of new forms of family, the need to reconcile family life and work, greater sensitivity to situations of child abuse and neglect, and gender violence and the support needs of immigrant families, among others. Also, these professionals must respond to the crisis of contemporary societies that manifest themselves in many ways.

Justification title

The present title of Master in Intervention and Family, Social and Community Mediation responds to the need to continue counting on a space of interdisciplinary academic formation of the future professionals in the promotion of the human development throughout the life and in their familiar surroundings, social and community levels through intervention and mediation strategies. This training is also a demanded demand from public and private institutions, which must give an adequate response to the changes that the family is experiencing in today's society, such as the emergence of new forms of family, the need to reconcile family life and work, greater sensitivity to situations of child abuse and neglect, and gender violence and the support needs of immigrant families, among others. Also, these professionals must respond to the crisis of contemporary societies that manifest themselves in many ways. Fragmentation, the breakdown of social fabrics, the loss of social support in the face of life and loneliness, as well as other social imbalances, are seriously affecting many people. Their conditions of quality of life and well-being are precarious and changes (especially those derived from the process of globalization, development of the consumer culture and the model of established urbanism) increase their vulnerability and generate risks that have not yet been sufficiently evaluated, but which are considered to be increasing. On the other hand, the recovery of social networks and fabrics is essential for the prevention of social problems, to promote participatory democracies (appealing to citizenship) and as a structural condition for the formation of more humane, just and healthy.

To facilitate the professional understanding of these new realities and the collection of intervention strategies and mediation on them, this master provides a space for reflection, instruction and dialogue with specialists of recognized prestige, through which the necessary conditions can be given to the adequate training of future professionals who have to intervene in these fields, whether from public or private institutions. Therefore, it is very necessary to propose the current training offer that will enable future professionals of these services to design actions that optimize the family, social and community context, such as the development of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention programs, counseling, intervention and family mediation, and social and community intervention and mediation.

The formative content of the program, in its versions of masters that precede it, is already being object of interest of autonomous, provincial and local organisms and institutions, as well as of NGOs that work in these same areas. In addition, there are already numerous agreements with these bodies and official bodies and NGOs within which the students of the master can collaborate and carry out their practices and works end of master. They are interested in having a training program of quality that allows the recycling of professionals currently in service, as well as those who begin to specialize in these subjects. It is not only a matter of having different professionals or teams work well, it is also important that they coincide in the fundamental aspects of the intervention: use of the same terminology, with adequate planning and management of resources, coordination of programs and actions derived from them, etc.

Entry and exit profile

Admission Profile

The profile of admission and previous training required that qualifies for access to the degree is the following: Hold the degree in any of the following qualifications:

Psychology, Law, Pedagogy, Teacher, Speech Therapist, Social Worker, Social Educator, Anthropology, Sociology and other graduates of the legal, social and health sciences.

In addition, it will be necessary to prove mastery of a foreign language at a level equivalent to B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.

Non-Spanish-speaking foreign students who have completed their access studies in non-Spanish-speaking countries must prove their knowledge of the Spanish language by providing an official certificate equivalent to level B1. This accreditation must be submitted along with other documents of the application for admission.

Graduation profile

To further highlight the professional relevance of this degree, the following are the specialized services in which graduates of this degree can work:

  • Basic and specialized social services
  • Social or municipal units of mediation and family and sociocommunity coexistence
  • Private mediation and family reconciliation units
  • Legal Entities specialized in mediation
  • Psychological cabinets specialized in family coexistence
  • Child protection services and centers
  • Services of judicial measures
  • Senior Services
  • Services for the care of women subjected to domestic violence
  • Psychosocial team of the family court
  • Technical team of juvenile courts
  • Family counseling and support services
  • School guidance services
  • Early Care Services
  • Primary and Secondary Education Centers
  • Health centers and hospitals
  • Enterprises for social integration and employment centers
  • Urban planning and municipal housing services
  • Local Development Agencies
  • Professional of NGOs directed to the work with minors and families.

GOALS

The present title of Master in Intervention and Family, Social and Community Mediation responds to the need to continue counting on a space of interdisciplinary academic formation of the future professionals in the promotion of the human development throughout the life and in their familiar surroundings, social and community levels through intervention and mediation strategies. This training is also a demanded demand from public and private institutions, which must give an adequate response to the changes that the family is experiencing in today's society, such as the emergence of new forms of family, the need to reconcile family life and work, greater sensitivity to situations of child abuse and neglect, and gender violence and the support needs of immigrant families, among others. Also, these professionals must respond to the crisis of contemporary societies that manifest themselves in many ways. Fragmentation, the breakdown of social fabrics, the loss of social support in the face of life and loneliness, as well as other social imbalances, are seriously affecting many people. Their conditions of quality of life and well-being are precarious and changes (especially those derived from the process of globalization, development of the consumer culture and the model of established urbanism) increase their vulnerability and generate risks that have not yet been sufficiently evaluated, but which are considered to be increasing. On the other hand, the recovery of social networks and fabrics is essential for the prevention of social problems, to promote participatory democracies (appealing to citizenship) and as a structural condition for the formation of more humane, just and healthy.

Competencies

BASIC SKILLS

  • CB6 - knowledge and understanding that provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often in a research context
  • CB7 - That the students can apply their knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study
  • CB8 - That students are able to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments based on information that was incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments
  • CB9 - That students can communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and rationale underpinning to specialists and non-specialists in a clear and unambiguous
  • CB10 - Students have the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.

GENERAL COMPETENCES

  • CG1 - To know the theoretical foundations and frameworks that allow to design and carry out processes and intervention actions considering the different conditions and characteristics of the different areas and sectors in the family, social and community spheres.
  • CG2 - Understand the need to consider in professional actions the foundations and general principles of equality and the Culture of peace and democratic values.

TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCES

  • T1 - To be able to lead teams and organizations, promoting the free exchange of ideas and experiences, the search for original solutions and the permanent commitment to excellence
  • T2 - Be able to responsibly promote all forms of knowledge and action that can contribute to the enrichment of the economic, social and cultural capital of the society in which it develops its professional practice and in which it exercises its rights and duties of citizenship

SPECIFIC COMPETENCES

  • CE1 - To know the legal frameworks of mediation and family, social and community intervention to apply them in their respective areas.
  • CE2 - To understand, from a psychological and ecological-systemic perspective, the social evolution of the family, the relations of its members, its characteristics and dynamics in the different contexts of family diversity.
  • CE3 - Understand theories, elements, procedures, psychological bases and modalities of mediation and conflict management.
  • CE4 - Apply the procedures of the quality evaluation and the processes of innovation in the professional practice.
  • CE5 - Understand the methodological processes of the intervention to apply qualitative and participatory analysis strategies.
  • CE6 - Apply procedures and strategies for social and community family assessment and intervention.
  • CE7 - Know the principles of gender equality as well as strategies to raise awareness and promote them.

Orientation and tutoring

Orientation

A) Bodies and Services of support and orientation of the ULL

A.1) The Information and Guidance Service (WIS) is the office designed to inform, advise and guide the university community in general. The university students, in particular, are informed about topics related to training and university life, and are addressed, in more specific demands, to the corresponding offices. The SIO has an Information Area, which responds to the demands of academic and administrative information of the ULL, such as information on scholarships and grants, university training proposals, procedures, rights and duties, deadlines and procedures, etc. On the other hand, there is a Psychopedagogical Counseling, which aims to help the student with difficulties, either in the decision making process or in the learning process. In addition, it provides data and reports to the information area and offers personalized attention to students. The SIO also offers the services of a Legal Adviser, which nourishes administrative, academic and regulatory information to the information area, in addition to offering individualized attention exclusively to the students of our

University, on any query, in its legal aspect, related to the stay in the university or not of academic nature.

A.2) Program of Attention to Students with Disabilities (PAED), dependent on the Vicerrectorate of Students, in order to guarantee the equal opportunities of students with disabilities, promoting their full integration in the development of their studies and university life.

A.3) The International Relations Office (ORI) manages international mobility programs.

A.4) The Scholarship Section is the unit responsible for the management of all scholarship grants.

A.5) The General Foundation of the University of La Laguna (FGULL) has put in place a program of labor insertion called the Catalan Program that will enable the graduates to adapt the knowledge to the new working environment, to extend the practical and theoretical formation or to be inserted labor .

The objectives of this program are:

  • To enable the practical training of young people with degrees in the work environment, integrating into the human teams of private companies in a role of learning, support and responsibility.
  • To increase the possibilities of labor insertion of university graduates and vocational training, especially those who opt for their first employment contract.
  • Increase the number of university graduates and vocational training, employed in companies in the Canary Islands.
  • Enrich the academic training received with other more specific and specialized training that will train you in skills and aptitude for the job during the development of the work of the scholarship.
  • To show to the private companies the range of competences of the degrees offered by the Canarian universities and the different professional families of the regulated vocational training, as well as the capacities of its graduates.
  • To foster knowledge of the unique needs that exist in the labor field in private companies, as well as to witness the tendencies of such demands.
  • Promote the diversification of business activities towards new, high quality employment niches led by university graduates and vocational training.

Consolidate the commitment of private companies in the programs of professional non-work placements of university graduates and vocational training.

B) Specific support activities and orientation of the Master to Students, once enrolled.

The master has a plan of tutorials and academic guidance. This plan aims to help the students of the Master to successfully complete their training during their stay in the same, guiding at all times and ensuring their autonomous learning. To this end, two complementary systems will be articulated through which all the tutorial actions will be developed. A first way will be individual tutoring, through the teacher-tutor, and the other system will be conducted in a group, which will be conducted by the academic coordinator of the Master.

Tutoring

Individual Tutoring

Each student or student will have both a tutor or tutor-academic, or a tutor or tutor-professional.

The tutor-academic will be a university professor of the Master and will be in charge of supporting the formative process of the students within the university campus, for this, will maintain regular electronic or telephone communication with their tutored ones and will fix weekly place, days and hours of tutorials that could be used by them.

Between the functions that we can emphasize of the tutor-academic we point out: 1) to advise in strategies of autonomous learning; 2) encourage to be persistent in the attainment of the formative goals, in spite of the obstacles that appear; 3) help solve problems that arise during postgraduate training; 4) collaborate in the achievement of an integral and professional vision of academic learning; 5) Teach to plan and organize learning activity.

For its part, the tutor-professional will be responsible for guiding the formative process of the students, that is, in those centers of practices that collaborate with the Master. The tutor-professional will be a trainee worker, with a university degree related to the profile of areas of knowledge of the Master.

More specifically, among the specific functions of the tutor-professional we highlight: 1) coordinate with the academic tutor of the students to ensure the optimal intervention of the same in the practice center; 2) to facilitate the incorporation and integration of the students in the practice center; 3) familiarize the students with the organizational culture of the practice center; 4) to advise students in the design, implementation and evaluation of professional interventions or actions; 5) support the process of practical training.

Both academic and professional tutors will use the individual interview, as a basic means to carry out their guiding action with the students.

Group Tutoring

The Master Tutoring Coordinator will be responsible and the principal agent of the tutorial action by group. This coordination will use as a preferred means the holding of group sessions with both tutors and students. These group sessions will be distributed throughout the entire training period of the students, paying special attention to the initial moments of incorporation to the Master, intermediate or permanence in the Master and the end or termination.

In addition the students will have the Web page of the Master in which they will be able to find all the relevant information of the same one. The Academic Committee of the Master will be responsible for ensuring the updating of the Master's website.

External practices

In the specialties the student chooses to deepen in the area of ​​Family and Minor or in the field of Social and Community Welfare, developing the External Practices in the chosen field.

Master's thesis

Students will make a final Master's Report that they will have to defend publicly before a court of teachers who will represent the areas of knowledge involved in teaching the master, chosen by the master's management and who is not the academic tutor of the student / to. This work may have the following orientations: A thematic review, a critical and reflexive analysis on the external practices carried out or a research work on a theoretical or applied field of the specialty.

The student must demonstrate his ability to reflect and integrate the knowledge acquired during the course. The students must present the summary of the work in English in written and spoken form. At least one-third of the literature review is required to include publications in other foreign languages. Throughout the process, students will be guided by an academic tutor (teacher of the master's degree).

See more information in the document that contains the guidelines for the preparation and evaluation of the final master's work.

More information about TFM can be found at the following link, as well as TFM's offer for the next academic year.

This school offers programs in:
  • Spanish
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2019
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Spain - Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
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