||This course introduces students to social welfare and social work, including fields of practice, institutions, populations served, special issues and an introduction to some social work methods and theories. A general historical and contemporary overview of the profession is provided, including its values, ethics, methods, multiple settings and a beginning use of system theory.
- Analyze the basic concepts of social work and social welfare.
- Analyze social work's professional history and how it impacts practice today.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Council of Social Work Education's core social work competencies.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.
- Discuss how the social work field responds to changing locales, populations, scientific and technological developments, and emerging societal trends.
- Demonstrate increased self-awareness of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups.
- Analyze the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination.
- Discuss the role of social work in advocating for human rights and social and economic justice.
- Describe the profession of social work, its relationship to the institution of social welfare and values that guide its practice.
- Explain the tasks and phases of social work practice.
- Describe the evolving nature of theories and practice approaches that inform social work practice.
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