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SWK 601 - Social Work Practice III: Family and Community Practice


Jed Metzger

Course Description

Develops knowledge and advanced skills in approaches that effectively enhance, preserve, and restore family functioning within a community context. Focuses on the knowledge base for work with families (and the communities within which they live) who face the challenges of poverty, mental illness, minority status, family violence, sexual abuse, drug abuse, alcoholism, and major losses. Emphasizes developing advanced skills in assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Integrates the influence of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, developmental stage, organizations, the community and the wider societal context throughout the course.

Service-Learning Component

Students spent over seven hours working with the Pathstone Corporation, the Housing Council, and Foodlink to plan Project Homelessness Connect.  The event was held on 9/20/2013 at the Blue Cross Arena and students acted as hosts to all guests by helping them to access services in a respectful and dignified manner.

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