May 21, 2018  
College Catalog 2017-2018 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HUM 203 Child Welfare and Social Work

Credits: (3)
This course presents the student with an overview of the child welfare system, particularly as it pertains to working with children and families within the discipline of social work and the community-at-large. Utilizing a strengths-based empowerment perspective in child welfare, the course will provide basic knowledge and understanding of the historical and ongoing development of the child welfare system, explore current services offered in child welfare agencies and examine practice decisions based on several social work methodologies. The impact of culture norms and the social marginalization of populations will be discussed as they relate to the definitions of abuse and the welfare of children and families. Prerequisite(s): HUM 150  or permission of instructor.