2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

SOCW 681 Social Work Practice with Children and Families

An advanced social work course which prepares students with knowledge and skills to work with children and families, especially in those cases involving trauma. Understanding child and family trauma, effects of addiction and violence, service delivery systems, and evidence-based interventions are emphasized. Risk assessment tools, forensic and clinical interviewing skills, treatment methods, case planning, and management are explored. Significant time is spent practicing engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluating outcomes in this applied skills course. Professional use of self, self-care, supervision, and skill development are also emphasized. Prerequisite: 611 or Advanced Standing status or permission of advisor or department chairperson. Open only to SOCW students or permission of the director or department chairperson.