General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Protection of children at risk of social maladjustment - a comparative approach
Language English
Module lecturer dr Paulina Perska-Gradowska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position
Faculty Faculty of Educational Studies
Semester 2024/2025 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 11-PCHR-11-a


Module aim (aims)

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)


  1. Introduction
  2. Defining social maladjustment
  3. Causes and conditions of social maladjustment
  4. Social maladjustment prevention system
  5. The role of the family in the prevention system
  6. The school's preventive task
  7. Judicial institutions as an element of the prevention system
  8. System of reaction to symptoms of social maladjustment
  9. International regulations regarding the protection of children
  10. International regulations regarding the protection of children
  11. European systems for dealing with socially maladjusted children and juvenile offenders
  12. The system of protection against social maladjustment form a comparative perspective - introduction
  13. The system of protection against social maladjustment system in selected countries
  14. Educational work with a child with social maladjustment
  15. Conclusion and assessment

Reading list

Center D. B. (1990). Social maladjustment: An interpretation. Behavioral Disorders, 15, 141–148.

Cloth, A. H., Evans, S. W., Becker, S. P., & Paternite, C. E. (2014). Social Maladjustment and Special Education: State Regulations and Continued Controversy. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 22(4), 214–224.

Dünkel F. (2014). Juvenile Justice Systems in Europe – Reform developments between justice, welfare and ‘new punitiveness’1. Kriminologijos studijos. 1.

Kamiński, A. (2016). Symptoms of youth social maladjustment. New tendencies. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 7(2), 189–198

Kazdin A. (1987). Conduct disorders in childhood and adolescence. Newbury Park, CA: Sage

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency: The Riyadh guidelines (A/RES/45/112)

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (The Beijing Rules)