Full Summer Session (A & B): 5/14/2012 – 8/16/2012
Section 730 • 3 credits
Instructor Leisa Fuller
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Social work practice and policy approaches to intervention; needs and problems of children from the prenatal period through infancy, childhood, and adolescence
In this course students will examine the history, evolution, and functions of child welfare social work practice. We will explore risk and protective factors related to child abuse and neglect while developing a foundational understanding of issues related to race, age, gender, culture, and socio-economic status. Key legislation and policy will be reviewed with an emphasis on contemporary issues impacting children and families being served in the Michigan child welfare system. Students will identify evidence-based interventions appropriate for children and families and create advocacy projects to address the unique real-world needs of this client population. This course offers a collaborative learning environment that invites students to take an active role in exploring social work policy and practice structures that are carried out within child welfare settings.