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 330 SOC WLFR POL PRCT: AN & AD (Spring 2020)
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 655 EVALUATION OF SOWK PRACTICE (Spring 2020)
The study of practice-outcome research and program evaluation in social work. Students learn skills in grant writing and use of appropriate recording and measurement instruments for practice with individuals, groups, families and organizations. Prerequisite: SOWK 650 or permission of department. Corequisite: SOWK 685. Three hours per week.