SWK3560EN - Military Family Advocacy Capacity Building

Course description

What resources are available to assist the military family advocate? In a time of constrained resources one individual or organization can’t provide for every need military families may face. In this course students will be exposed to the major governmental and private organizations available to assist military advocates and will also explore how to locate and leverage local and regional assets.

How this course benefits students

Students must know how to effectively build a network of helping organizations which meets the specifice needs of those they are helping. This course will enable students to enhance advocacy skills and develop networks..

Why this course is important

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

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Social Work
Educational level
Bachelor
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms*
  • 2022-01 (Aug. 22, 2022 - Oct. 16, 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

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 imact for the military family.

Experientially transformed

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