Supportive, supplementary, and substitute child welfare services employed in dealing with the problems of dependent, neglected, delinquent children. Scope, method, problems, trends of the services; child welfare in other countries; sociology of the child welfare worker.
Students talk about wanting to make a difference – to change the world in some way. This course, especially designed for freshmen, helps students examine their ideas and values related to making a difference, teaches them to think critically about the meaning and methods of changing the world, and challenges them to integrate thoughtful evidence with their values and beliefs about doing good in the world. With a focus on the profession of social work and other helping professions, the course will consider a variety of social problems, and investigate and critique various approaches to creating change to improve social problems.
Prepares generalist foundation social work students to recognize major mental health concerns across the lifespan. Includes an introduction to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders (DSM) as the organizing framework for reviewing major mental disorders and critique of the current “medical model” approach to mental health in the United States. Considers mental health issues from a generalist perspective including the role of the social environment, culture and stigma in mental health services, access and policy. Enroll Info: None