Social Work Practice in Children and Family Services
This is an advanced practice course designed to provide students with opportunities to examine social work practice with diverse child and family systems, using an ecological-developmental framework. Through case studies, videos, and interactive media, students learn to apply social work skills of collaboration, assessment, child and family therapy, and multilevel interventions designed to build on strengths that exist within individuals and in the social contexts (e.g., family, school, work, neighborhoods, and communities) where children and families live. Students learn how to foster child and family success in their social environments, especially those challenged by stress, poverty, violence, disorganization, and/or oppression. Additionally, students critically evaluate legal and ethical issues related to working in this specialization.