Nov 26, 2022  
Whittier College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Whittier College Catalog 2021-2022 ARCHIVED CATALOG

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SOWK 340 - Social Work Practice I: Working with Individuals & Families


This course is designed to provide a foundation in social work practice theory, skills and professional social work ethics. Because generalist social work practitioners need to respond to a wide variety of problem situations, students learn to apply the generalist practice model within a framework that includes social and economic justice, empowerment, strengths and eco-systems perspectives. Emphasis is given to practice with evidence-based interventions according to client needs. We attend to culture, environmental. technological and other factors in addressing needs of individuals and families. Social work ethics, values, prevention interventions that enhance client capacities, practice evaluation, and partnering with people who have diverse needs are major dimensions of the course.

Pre-req: SOWK 240  or SOWK 241 
3 credits



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