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2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOWK 4461 - Child Welfare II: Skills for Solutions and Permanency for Children and Families (3)

(Formerly 446) This course is the second in a series of two child welfare courses offered as part of the TN Child Welfare Certification Program. It is designed to assist students in acquiring the practice skills to become culturally competent child welfare workers. The course will analyze the practices of various human/social services agencies that provide preventive case management, out of home care, treatment, and rehabilitative services aimed at children and youth. The role of social services in the broad context of formal and informal systems that influence the life course of the child will be addressed. Students will be prepared to practice in the child welfare field by teaching them about the various contexts in which child welfare practice takes place and the skills and modalities that are used with children, youth, and families who are the focus of child welfare intervention. Particular emphasis will be placed on the services, and the juvenile justice system; and working with multicultural populations including consumers of different ages, races, cultures, socioeconomic status and sexual orientations. The course will also address critical frameworks for resolving ethical dilemmas, preparing students to resolve ethical issues confronted by social workers. Prerequisite(s): Child Welfare