May 22, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SWK 603 - Social Work Practice IV: Family and Community Empowerment, Advocacy, and Development


This course focuses on developing knowledge and advanced skills in approaches that effectively enhance, preserve, and restore communities and their capacity to support families. This course provides a knowledge base for work with the communities within which families live and skills to address the challenges of poverty, mental illness, minority status, family violence, sexual abuse and substance abuses. The course builds on generalist skills introduced in the foundation year within the specialized focus of service to families and communities. Particular emphasis is given to developing advanced skills in assessment, intervention and evaluation. The influence of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, developmental stage, organizations, the community and the wider societal context is integrated throughout the course. Emphasis is placed on empowerment and advocacy skills to help families create just and compassionate communities.

Credits: 3



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