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SW 421. Child Welfare: Public-Private

Credits: 3
Department: Social Work
Description: Child welfare practice to assure child safety, permanency, and well-being.
Corequisites: NA
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Undergraduate: recommended completion of SW 216, CPSY 262, or PSYCH 240. Graduate: Admission to graduate program.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply knowledge of social work theories to engage, assess, and intervene with children and families to assure child safety, permanency and well-being.
2. Examine societal values as they impact attitudes, expectations, and policy development for child safety, permanency, well-being, and family capacity to care for children.
3. Examine the role of historical, current, and evolving major U.S. policies impacting current child welfare practice and service delivery systems.
4. Synthesize the role and interaction of poverty, race, ethnicity, interpersonal and societal violence, trauma, and human and family development on children and families as it impacts children, families, and their communities related to child safety, permanency and well-being.
5. Examine the types of child maltreatment and intervention approaches through various service systems including child protection, foster care, courts, and community.
6. Apply evidence-based practices incorporating utilization of the continuum of supportive, supplemental, and substitute services available to children and families.
7. Develop skills for culturally appropriate engagement, assessment, and intervention with children and families from all types of family structures.






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