SWK3540EN - Building Military Family Advocacy Partnerships

Course description

Leveraging community, governmental, and private resources is a way to enhance military support for military families in an era of constrained resources. Students will learn how to build collaborative relationships with these resources to better understand them, how they work, and how military families can be assisted.

How this course benefits students

Students need to be aware of resources available to assist military members and veterans. In order to help them, they need to be able to know which organizations are available to help service members, veteran, and their families..

Why this course is important

This course will not only allow the student to understand some of the major help organizations but learn how leaveraging these resources can help military families.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Social Work
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Prof. Jovita Gutierrez, LCSW, Instructor in Social Work

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Paul's theology of the body of Christ, each part having a role in relationship to the whole and Paul's practice among the church of collecting assets from the different churches in the diaspora to bring to Jerusalem are Biblical precedents for establishing and building coalitions.

Missionally driven

One must learn to build a system to reach ministry objectives. Building partnerships helps provide the pathway for reaching others.

Contextually informed

Each partner organization will have a particular function in assisting military families.

Interculturally focused

Not only is the military an intercultural organization, but building partnerships to reach the military family will be bring together different cultural groups to meet the diverse needs.

Practically minded

This course works to build programs and systems which wlil make a real-life impact for the military family.

Experientially transformed

The student wll dialogue with various military aid organizations and will gain first-hand experience.