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Social Work Practice: Individuals and Families




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course prepares students for social work practice with children, adults, and families. Students integrate the knowledge gained in previous program coursework into the practice of effectively working with families and examine the effect of cultural norms on the family system.



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Overview of Generalist Social Work Practice

  • Explain how family systems theory is used to help families bring about change.
  • Compare the similarities and differences of generalist social work.

Interaction and Engagement with Diverse Families

  • Explain cultural competence
  • Develop a plan to study families from diverse ethnic groups
  • Explain the three stages of an interview

The Social Work Process: Assessment and Planning

  • Perform the task of assessment
  • Create a plan with goals, objectives, and tasks
  • Provide examples of seven factors that affect the development of a plan

The Social Work Process: Action, Evaluation, and Termination

  • Decide which practice actions to take in order to help a family change their thoughts, feelings, or actions
  • Explain how a case manager chooses and coordinates services during the helping process
  • Evaluate whether service plan goals were achieved and if clients' needs were met during the termination process

Working with Family Subsystems

  • Explain the application of the change process with couples, parents, parent-child subsystems, and siblings.
  • Apply indirect and direct practice actions with a couple


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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