SOWK 438: Family Welfare


The course introduces students to the concept of marriage and the family and authority and decision-making processes within the family.  It examines the changes occurring in the structure and functions of the Ghanaian-family and the goals and agents of socialisation.  The course emphasises the relevance of the maintenance of Children Act of 1965, Child Maintenance Decree of 1977, the Children’s Act of 1998, Intestate succession Law, Head of Family Accountability Law, the Domestic Violence Law and pension schemes to social work practice with families.