Social Work

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Undergraduate Course Details
Number SWK 342
Title Systems of Care for Child Welfare
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites SWK101, SWK102


The Systems of Care (SOC) approach has been implemented by a variety of human services systems because of its potential to support efforts to improve these systems in ways that lead to better services and more positive outcomes for individuals and families. This course will focus on skill building in areas such as writing, public speaking, and family assessment as related to utilizing the SOC perspective to improve outcomes for children and families involved in the child welfare system. Students will be able to define the SOC framework and guiding principles; demonstrate the ability to apply SOC principles to child welfare practice; be able to identify the SOC infrastructure needs of their respective communities; and demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively to provide services to children and families under a SOC framework. Three lecture hours per week.