2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SWK 212 Social Work and Child Welfare

This course will provide the student with an overview of the child welfare field to include: overview of practice and system considerations, definitions, law and policy, safety and risk assessment, referral, investigation, family preservation work, family service planning, court interventions, out of home placement considerations, adoption and permanency outcomes, and the use of informal community resources in service delivery. Students will interact with case dynamics and develop critical thinking strategies to assist children and families achieve their goals, while respecting the unique diversity of each individual and family unit. A biblical worldview in work with children and youth will be imbedded throughout the course in order to assist the student develop a heart for this vulnerable population. 3 credits.