SWK3550EN - Military Family Advocacy and Outreach

Course description

The role of the advocate supporting military families, including how to identify and relate to military families, develop support groups, and relate to their special needs will be explored.

How this course benefits students

Students must know the role and parameters of being an advocate and how to reach out, identify needs, and develop support programs for the military family. This couse provides a basic famework of advocacy and outreach.

Why this course is important

Learning the functional elements to reach out to military families is the heart of missional activities.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Social Work
Educational level
Bachelor
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms*
  • 2021-04 (March 7, 2022 - May 1, 2022)
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Prof. Jovita Gutierrez, LCSW, Instructor in Social Work

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The servanthood of Christ, as located in Mark 10:45, is a basis for Biblical advocacy for others. Care and ministry to others are central Christian themes.

Missionally driven

Reaching out to military families and advocating for them are core missional activities.

Contextually informed

The military environment is a unique field and reaching them and their families in a missional context necessitates a biblical and evangelical approach.

Interculturally focused

Many cultures are represented in the military family.

Practically minded

This course will look at real life issues facing military families.

Experientially transformed

Learners will interact with and identify needs of military families.