Oct 22, 2021
SW 4802 - Social Work Practice II
This is the second and final course in the undergraduate social work practice sequence. Develops the generalist intervention model and applies the model to working with families, groups, and communities, illustrating social work practitioners’ roles of counselor, educator, broker, case manager, advocate, and introduces roles of mobilizer and evaluator. Content related to the promotion of social and economic justice with oppressed and disadvantaged populations is introduced,with special attention to social injustice among racial and ethnic minorities, the economically disenfranchised, Appalachians and GLBT people. This course is held in conjunction with the social work field experience.
Requisites: Sr and Social Work major (BS6605 or BA6601) and SW 4801
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to describe the nature of the small community and the social relationships that exist within the context of the rural environment.
- Students will be able to apply the major aspects of the generalist intervention model to social work practice.
- Students will be able to interpret the nature and dynamics of practice with groups, families and communities.
- Students will be able to critically analyze the strengths and weaknesses of community services and their effects on clients
- Students will be able to Identify and carry out the steps of conducting research including collecting and analyzing data and reporting the results and conclusions in a formal written report.
- Students will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of practice with individuals, groups, families and communities by developing and carrying out a research proposal.
- Students will be able to apply skills involved in the preliminary, beginning, contracting, implementation, ending and transition phases of work with individuals, families and groups.
- Students will be able to analyze social policy issues that have an impact on the functioning of social service agencies and vulnerable populations.
- Students will be able to explain how oppression and social injustice affects vulnerable populations, including the economically disenfranchised, racial and ethnic mminorities, Appalachians, and GLBT people.
- Students will be able to interpret the dynamics of the group as a mutual aid system.
- Students will be able to explain the nature of social work with systems and helping clients to negotiate them through mediation, confrontation, empowerment, social pressure and advocacy.
- Students will be able to use oral and visual presentation skills to advocate for funding of a grant proposal and to present research findings.
- Students will be able to apply skills in assessing community needs and organizational analysis to write a funding proposal.
- Students will be able to use technology to research funding sources and present data and other information relevant to research and grant writing projects with text and graphics.
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