YFM2100EN - Working with Families

Course description

In Working with Families students will examine client problems within the context of the person and environment with specific attention to the family settings from a social work perspective. Students will strengthen engagement, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation as they apply to work with children and families and the systems that impact them.

How this course benefits students

In Social Work with Families students will examine client problems within the context of the person and environment with specific attention to the family settings. Students will strengthen engagement, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation as they apply to work with children and families and the systems that impact them.

Why this course is important

Students will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the nature of professional social work and the unique role of the social worker in the helping process.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Youth & Family
Educational level
Associate
Distribution
Social Science Distribution
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.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The Psalms 13 states that, “Good understanding gains favor.” This course approaches social work practice which engages practitioners when working on a mezzo level with families and small groups with an ecological perspective.

Missionally driven

Students will understand that evaluation is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals and families. As well as apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the evaluation of outcomes.

Contextually informed

Utilizing a person-in-environment perspective to recognize and appraise the effects of context on their practice at various levels.

Interculturally focused

This course will give students a generalist perspective approach using a problem-solving process

Practically minded

Utilizing a person-in-environment perspective to recognize and appraise the effects of context on their practice at various levels

Experientially transformed

Students will examine the person in environment as the foundation for working with families and building appropriate intervention strategies