[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Aug 07, 2022  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HUS 342 - Issues and Practice in Child Welfare

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): HUS 121  
This is an elective course which is designed to prepare students for work with children and families.  It will introduce students to current issues effecting children and families today such as poverty, lack of health care, child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, bullying, homelessness, and teen pregnancy. Current legislation will be explored in its relationship to services provided for children and families such as educational programs, mental health counseling, foster care and adoption, day care programs and residential. Practice issues as they relate to working with children and the families will be explored with an emphasis on skill development in group work, case management, resource and referral, case assessment and treatment planning. Best practices for program development with children and families will also be discussed.