SW 526 Interventions with Families

3 credits

In this advanced interventions course, students will learn to engage in social work practice in the context of diverse family structures. The course is anchored in values of the social work profession and focuses on the strengths, capacities and resources of families in relation to their broader environments. Content is taught from a systemic perspective and emphasizes the research and literature that supports the use of family interventions in addressing various issues. Students will learn how to incorporate, when indicated, a trauma-informed and human rights perspective in assessments and interventions with family systems. Students will examine established models and innovative approaches. Content on values, ethics, diversity, social and economic justice, and populations at risk are infused throughout the course. Professional competence will be further enhanced through the cultivation of students' self-awareness.