Social work is a skills based profession geared towards enhancing the wellbeing of clients through empowerment and clients self-determination. Social Workers are professionals who help people with a wide range of issues; including mental, physical, and behavioral health, substance use disorder, budgeting, family relationships, child welfare, gerontology, advocacy work, and so much more. Social workers act as advocates; they educate and teach skills, links clients to resources, protect vulnerable populations, counsel clients and research social problems. Social work strives to be anti-oppressive, and is a mixture of both micro level direct practice, and marco level social justice work.
Center for Applied Social Issues (CASI) Student Learning Lab in Building 12, Room 365 provides an active learning space for students to bolster sociological concepts based upon the Social Work outcomes and objectives, as well as facilitate general education outcomes, such as literacy and communication skills.
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A short-term certificate competency based, task-specific training for Head Start Family Specialists, Family Service Specialists and Family Workers whose job it is to provide the support services which are needed by families to enhance the quality of their family life. Courses in this curriculum will focus on achieving proficiency in the following areas: social work core knowledge, values, skills; social work ethics and theory, interviewing and documentation; group/organization and micro-level methodologies; collaboration and advocacy; understanding family dynamics, barriers to self-sufficiency, conflict resolution, cultural and social diversity issues, the relationship between social problems and institutional responses.View Full Program Details