Expert courses

University expert courses in socio-educational intervention with families and children at risk (UNED Foundation and ISOS Foundation)

This university expert course is designed to provide, for those who take part, a series of theoretical and practical elements useful for the socio-educational intervention with families and children at risk. Throughout the course, different scenes in which families and children will be analysed and characterised, and more specifically, children at risk in the new globalized and knowledge-based society.


After going into depth about children’s rights and needs, the course will tackle the study of different methodologies, techniques and strategies of socio-educational intervention with this population, with special consideration given to those children and adolescents at risk and in a vulnerable situation, and to their family groups. Team work and interdisciplinary, the attention to collective groups of children, especially those in vulnerable situations, as well as the contribution of the most recent research in this area,form other outstanding aspects in the contents of the course.


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A professional expert course in residential foster care: A system of protection and socio-educational attention in centres for minors. (UNED and ISOS Foundations)

The residential care as an essential part of the protection systems to children has as its function and the socio-educational attention to children, adolescents and youths injuvenile centres, with special reference to the methodologies, techniques and intervention strategies, make up the main contents of the course.

The course forms an integral approach, in which the family, the equals and the own social and communal environment, play an important role in explaining the current situation, as well as planning for the future of the protected minors. An ecologic approach focuses on the necessary temporary nature of the measure of confinement, as well as in the future scenarios to those that see the child or young person leaving residential care.


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A professional expert course on intervention with young people: Strategies for social labour market inclusion (UNED and ISOS Foundations)

The examination, analysis and characterisation of different scenarios in which adolescents and teenagers change in social difficulties, together with the study of the methodology, techniques and strategies of the socio-educational intervention, make up the main contents of the course. The course will pay special attention to aspects such as; teamwork and interdisciplinary, particularly vulnerable groups, the transition to an independent, responsible adult life around the time when the young people need to “free themselves” personally and socially, as well as contributions to the most recent researches in this field.

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A professional expert course in socio-educational intervention with children and adolescents with behaviour disorders (UNED and ISOS Foundations)

Nowadays families, schools, and society in general, find themselves with a series of problems in children and adolescent’s education that overwhelms, in many cases, their professional and family life. These situations can generate confusion, frustration, and uncertainty of not knowing what to do and how to understand what is happening, which makes it difficult in the same way as knowing how to help.

Disruptive behaviour, conflicts, rebellious children, bullying between peers and behavioural disorders are some of the concepts which are being used to refer to these problems and which form a source of concern for the families, as well as for the professionals that, despite being involved in a common problem, too often try to deal with it from different positions.


This course aims to go into depth about these types of problems from a complex point of view (made up of the behavioural, emotional and cognitive as a whole) and ecosystem, which means contextualising as a global whole with a narrow interrelation between the parts.


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