SSWK-171

Intro to Social Work Practice

CREDITS: 3
LENGTH: 15 weeks
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PRE-REQUISITES: None
CO-REQUISITES: None
 
DESCRIPTION:
Students are introduced to the practice of social service, its values, knowledge, and skill foundations. The principles and contributions of mutual aid, self-help, and natural helping networks are examined. The relationship between social service practice and the communities and organizations in which it takes place is a focus of discussion. Other discussion topics include current trends in the field of paraprofessional services, ethics, and the basic structure and function of social service agencies.

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