Uses an ecological framework to develop understanding of diverse family systems. Challenges faced by families over the life cycle will be studied, with an emphasis on the influence of the communities, cultures, organizations, and institutions with which families engage. Students will develop social work practice knowledge and skills at both the micro and macro levels. The course is a prerequisite for BSW students seeking to complete a field placement in public child welfare. Prerequisite for social work majors taking the course for elective credit: admission to the professional sequence or consent of the BSW Program Director.
Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016