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SWRK/390

Social Welfare Policy Application

Online

Format

$1194

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

weeks

Course length

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23 Nov 2021

Enroll by 1pm Central: 19 Nov 2021 09:00:00 AM

Enroll by 1pm Central: 11 Feb 2022 09:00:00 AM

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Social Welfare Policy Application

Course level: Undergraduate

Social welfare policies and legislation are explored in terms of historic rationale, implementation, and effectiveness. Students gain an understanding of concepts and frameworks for analyzing social welfare policies and programs, including their effects on oppressed and at-risk populations. Students recognize the role of social workers as agents of change and learn to advocate for social welfare policies that improve the lives of individuals, families, and groups.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1:  Introduction to Social Welfare Policy

  • Explain the need for having a social welfare system in the United States.
  • Describe how social welfare efforts throughout American history have reflected the dominant values and beliefs of society.
  • Identify the key concepts that form the foundation of social welfare services.

Week 2:  Understanding Social Welfare

  • Analyze the history of social welfare policy in the United States
  • Explain how the social welfare system works.
  • Describe how social workers are involved in the delivery of the social welfare system
  • Analyze public policy to make recommendations to address a social issue.

Week 3:  Critical Concerns that Affect All Arenas of Social Welfare

  • Identify ethical considerations related to informed consent, case note documentation, recordkeeping, and online therapy.
  • Describe the concept of malpractice, liability, and risk management.
  • Explain ethical considerations for special groups.
  • Assess how current social welfare policies and programs have been shaped by both social factors and economic conditions

Week 4:  Key Social Welfare Policies and Programs

  • Describe the Social Security Act and public assistance.
  • Explain the history of social welfare policies related to aging, financial security, healthcare, and political power
  • Identify current and future federal programs, as well as state and local programs to serve and protect children and families
  • Identify the policies and programs through which the United States has attempted to care for its citizens’ physical and mental welfare

Week 5:  Ethical Issues in Couples, Family Therapy, Group Work, Community, and Social Justice Perspectives

  • Summarize how the United States is connected socially and economically with other countries
  • Analyze the distinct identity of the United States of today, including its citizens’ distinct values and beliefs.
  • Explain how differing values and beliefs shape the social welfare policy-making process
  • Analyze the relationships among policy practice, advocacy, and social action.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

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