This course will address the issues surrounding the welfare of children in our society. The course will provide an understanding of issues regarding child abuse and neglect, poverty, the child welfare system, and the effects of the changing family structure on children’s well being and development. It will address these issues in terms of social work practice, intervention, treatment, legal and social policy perspective.
The Christian worldview, as well as the church’s responsibility, will also be discussed.
Introduction to Social Work Practice (APS‑215) Year 3 or 4 standing
Introduction to Social Work Practice
This course provides an introduction to social work practice in Canada. Students will explore social work practice issues within the Canadian context. Topics encompass the social work practice fields of individual, family, group and community, and the dynamic interplay between the social worker, the user of services, the agency and society. The course will emphasize the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge.