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.