Builds upon the foundation content of SOWK 306, providing understandings of social welfare policy analysis with micro, mezzo and macro social work policy practice knowledge skills. Prepares students to participate in the policy-making process, integrating both policy analytical and formulation skills, as well as understanding the methods and strategies for advocating for policy change and new policies. Prerequisites: SOWK 200, 306. Four hours per week.
SOWK 450 SOWK WITH FAMILIES & CHILD (Spring 2020)
Examines child welfare services and current policies in social work for children and their families. Explores the history of child welfare, the role current social problems such as poverty, teen pregnancy, violence, addiction, homelessness, human trafficking and war play in today’s changing family. Provides an overview of the range of services available for families and children within the child welfare delivery system, including in-home services, foster care and adoption. Prerequisite: SNOWK 200 or permission of instructor. Four hours per week.
SOWK 680 ADV PRACTICE WITH GROUPS (Spring 2020)
Builds upon theoretical perspectives from human behavior and the social environment, knowledge and skills from generalist practice courses, and theory and skills from the specialized practice curriculum. The course familiarizes the practitioner with the concept of the group as a therapeutic community and introduces theories and evidence-based models appropriate for group practice with diverse populations. Prerequisite/Corequisite: SOWK 650 with a grade of C or better or permission of department. Three hours per week.