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SWU 242 Introduction to Child Welfare Service in a Diverse World
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Examine contemporary child welfare policies and practices in the United States, including the rights of children, the rights and responsibilities of parents and society and their point of conflict. The nature and impact of child maltreatment, the ways in which society prevents or responds to the social problem of child maltreatment, and the system of response to child maltreatment are addressed. Prerequisite: ENG101.

Prerequisites: ENG101

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
MSLO 1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and describe the impact of social values on the definition of family in the U.S.(1 & 3)
MSLO 2. (Analysis Level) Identify and examine the laws, policies, and services that address child maltreatment in the U.S.(3 & 4)
MSLO 3. (Comprehension Level) Describe and explain the organization of child welfare services in Arizona. (1, 2, & 4)
MSLO 4. (Comprehension Level) Discuss child maltreatment as a social problem, not as the result of individual pathology. (1 & 4)
MSLO 5. (Synthesis Level) Examine and describe the major theories that seek to explain child maltreatment. (1 & 2)
MSLO 6. (Analysis Level) Analyze and discuss barriers to equal treatment for families in the child welfare system. (1, 2, & 3)
MSLO 7.(Analysis Level) Analyze and discuss findings from prevention and intervention research with families at risk for maltreatment. (1, 2, & 3)
MSLO 8.(Analysis Level) Describe and compare the services pertinent to child welfare including day care, youth development services, school social work, counseling, juvenile court services, child protective services, foster care, adoption, services to teen parents, and adoption. (1, 2, 4)
MSLO 9.(Analysis Level) Analyze and explain the role of the child welfare professional in providing support an intervention to children and families. (1, 2, 3, & 4)
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