Content with Disciplines : Social Services

Community Nutrition SL Course

Course Description: The focus of this course is to examine the role of the dietitian/nutritionist in identifying health and nutrition problems and integrating nutritional services with medical and social services within the community. Prerequisite(s): NTRN 1513 Introduction to Nutrition or NTRN 1483 Personal Nutrition. This course will provide basic knowledge and skills relevant to the practice of community nutrition. We will cover the concept of community, the role of nutrition in health promotion and perspectives for resolving community nutrition problems. Needs assessment issues and national and state community nutrition programs, determinants of health outcomes, measurement of nutrition and health status,…

Community Development

Course Description This course examines methods of community development for a diverse democracy. It assesses the ways in which people join together, take initiative, and develop community-based programs, with or without assistance by outside agencies. It analyzes core concepts of community development, steps in the process, and perspectives on future practice in a society which values diversity as an asset. The course assumes that community members are active participants and competent citizens who mobilize resources and build upon strengths, rather than problems in society or passive recipients of services. Emphasis is placed on increasing involvement of traditionally underrepresented groups in…

HIV/AIDS and Its Biological and Social Impact

PHILOSOPHY OF GENERAL EDUCATION A complex array of forces continually transforms our world. Marygrove’s general education program engages these forces, providing opportunities to examine them from different disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Our objective is not only to disseminate information about forces that shape our world but also to intensify our critical thinking about them. At Marygrove we try to make certain that all the courses you take will help you develop skills that can be put to use in your professional and personal life. The classes are designed to assist you in: Strengthening writing, critical thinking, oral communication, and research…

Intercultural and Minority Relations

Catalogue Description: Dynamics of intercultural and intergroup relations using assignments to develop cross-cultural understanding, empathy, communication skills; application of theory to social issues and social work practice. Student Academic Outcomes: (What the student who successfully and satisfactorily completes the course should know or be able to do): Consistent with the WSSS Mission and the CSWE educational standards, the academic outcomes listed below include professional social work foundation content related to social work values and ethics, diversity, social and economic justice, populations-at-risk. Knowledge Understand historical and contemporary mechanisms used to oppress minority groups. Understand the affective and cognitive dimension of one?s…

Rebuilding the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Course Overview: The purpose of this course is to engage students in the rebuilding process, including the principles, concepts, processes and practice related to disaster recovery currently used in the United States. Course Objectives: You should upon completion of this course: Gain an understanding of post-disaster planning; Understand the key elements of comprehensive planning; Engage in effective service-learning; Organize and participate in large-scale community meetings, stakeholder meetings, and meetings with individuals; Be able to communicate in a collaborative work team and; Improve your research and writing skills. Assigned Reading Daniels, Thomas, John Keller, Lapping, Mark, Daniels, Katherine and James Segedy….

Policies and Services that Enhance Community Participation and Well-Being

Course Description This course will analyze those policies and services that promote or inhibit the development of civil society, enhance or deny human rights, and contribute to the attainment of social justice or sustain the existence of social injustice. Emphasis will be placed on those policies and services which serve to enhance social participation, economic security, respect for diversity, voluntary action, and community and corporate responsibility. The course will also integrate an intensive focus on how policies and services, particularly at the local level, maintain or diminish the existence of oppression and privilege in U.S. society. Programs provided by various…

Rebuilding the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Course Description Consumer problems related to production and allocation of housing, especially for low-income households. Includes service-learning experience related to data collection, analysis and reporting in the context of neighborhood development. Course Prerequisites: ECON 200 and FmResM 340 Objectives When finished with this course, the successful student will be able to (1) Understand importance of housing in US society; (2) Identify institutions and special interests involved in the production, maintenance, regulation and distribution of housing; (3) Compare and evaluate alternative solutions to housing problems; (4) Collect, interpret, and report housing data. Course Reading Materials Medoff, P., & Sklar, H. (1994)….

Human Oppression: The African American and Puerto Rican Perspective

This course will examine economic, political, social and cultural forces operating at global, national and local levels, which generate and maintain oppression based on race and ethnicity in the United States. The course will focus on the oppression of the Black and Latino populations in the United States, highlighting the African American and Puerto Rican Experiences and perspectives. It will provide a framework for analyzing and understanding oppression. An historical perspective will be utilized to explore past and current oppression related to race and color, culture and ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual/emotional orientation and religion. Intercultural, intracultural, psychosocial, social and…

Poverty and Homelessness in America

Course Description This two quarter course will combine formal academic study on the topic of poverty and homelessness in the United States with an internship experience in a shelter-providing agency either in Santa Clara County or San Mateo County. Students will read weekly selections of articles and books relating to analyses of and personal experiences with poverty and homelessness in American cities. Perhaps the most important part of the course is the internship each student will be involved in at a local homeless shelter. Students will engage in a directed social service-type internship and will be expected to devote about…

Critical Issues in Human Development and Family

HDITS 4533: Critical Issues in Human Development and Family Science Instructor: Linda C. Robinson, Ph.D. Phone: 405-744-8356 Fax: 405-744-2800 E mail: frcdlcr@okstate.edu Office hours: MW 9:00-10:30 or by appointment Course Description An examination of the place of family relations and child development in the context of broader themes. An exploration of the students’ specialization and its implications for an educated life. Course Objectives To address a social need through the integration and application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes attained in the study of human development and family science. To appreciate the need for external funding in social service agencies. To…

Social Work with Burn-injured Children: A Service-Learning Experience

  Social Work with Burn-injured Children: A Service Learning Experience Course Overview: This course is designed to provide students with an intensive leaming experience working with an organization that serves children of families from diverse socio economic, racial and cultural backgrounds who have been bum injured within an unique organizational and community framework. Students will actively participate in a strengths-based, non-traditional setting to provide services that support the well-being of these children along with a diverse community of allied helping professionals outside of the field of social work. Students will learn about the process of bum recovery, gain understanding of…

Social Work Methods III

NAZARETH COLLEGE OF ROCHESTER SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENT Social Work Methods III Instructor Marie L. Watkins, Ph.D., ACSW, CSW (585) 394-2752 Office Hours Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 12:00 p.m., or by appointment Smyth Hall, Room 22 Introduction Social Work practice includes the range of direct social work intervention with individuals, families, small groups, and communities. In the practice sequence, the student will be provided an opportunity to develop knowledge of the principles, values, and methods of social work. Foundation content in this area includes the knowledge base (theory, research, practice wisdom) for and application of the process of professional practice; exploration…

Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Mediation & Conflict Resolution (Community Building, Peace, Conflict & Alternative Dispute Resolution) Robert N. Hansen, Ph.D. #5 Westminster Hall Home Phone: 573-491-3344 Cell: 573-645-3344 Office: x5362 or 5361 Email: hansenr@oaynet.wcmo.edu Fax: 573 592 5180 Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 11:00 12:00 Noon Course Description & Objectives: This course provides an introduction into the concepts, theory and practice of community building, peacemaking, and conflict resolution. Topics will include: a) community development theory; b) conflict theory; c) peacemaking; d) principles of five types of ADR strategies (negotiation, arbitration, adjudication, conciliation, and mediation); d) the application of these concepts, theories and strategies to historical and…

Homelessness in America: An Exploration of Poverty, Human Services and Social Change

HOMELESSNESS IN AMERICA: AN EXPLORATION OF POVERTY, HUMAN SERVICES, AND SOCIAL CHANGE Mary Lou Finley, Ph.D., instructor Wednesday evenings, 7-9:30 p.m. Antioch University Seattle Credits: 4 (3 or 5 by arrangement) COURSE INTENTION It is the intention of this course to provide a framework for seeking to understand the root causes of the expansion of homelessness in the U.S. during the last 20 years, to convey a sense of the experience of homelessness and its consequences, and to explore efforts to meet the immediate needs of the homeless as well as advocate for long term change which can prevent homelessness….

Principles and Methods in Human Services

Ext. 6459 Alamance 213 D kiserp@elon.edu Office Hours: MWF 11:00-1:00, TT 1:00-2:30 In addition to the above hours I am generally in my office from about 8:00 until at least 3:00each weekday. While I make a special effort to guard the above office hours from the intrusionof other activities, I have found this to be impossible due to various meetings and administrativeresponsibilities. I encourage you to drop by any time but also feel free to schedule anappointment with me to be sure that you will find me in. Texts: Kozol, J. (2000). Ordinary Resurrections. New York, NY: Crown Publishers. Neukrug,…

Participatory Action Research

“It was my destiny to join a great experience.” Herman Hesse, Journey to the East Participatory action research combines new paradigms in research methods with an orientation to democratic processes of social and organizational change. As a research method PAR combines a scholarship of engagement with research methods particularly suited for leadership. Consequently, PAR fits well within a curriculum, such as the Jepson School’s, that is community-based and challenge-centered. This course satisfies the research method course requirement of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies. During the course of the semester we will undertake to: Explain participatory action research Examine examples…

Volunteer Experience

Course Description: Beginning experience in a social service setting to acquire skills in relationships building and to develop understanding of social work ethics, values and roles in a diverse society. Focus of seminar meetings is the exploration of self in relationship to helping. Prereguisites: Sophomore standing. Required for social work pre-majors. Completion or concurrent enrollment in Introduction to Social Work and Social Work Institutions, SW230 is desirable. Objectives: Students will: (1) become aware of how their personal needs and beliefs may influence a helping relationship. (2) distinguish between being a “friend” and a “helper.” (3) identify some of the core…

Methods of Policy Analysis and Presentation

GOAL: Develop skills required in gathering, analyzing, and presenting information to assist public service agencies in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of policies. SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP: Negotiating with a client to determine the goals and structure of a research project. Working with supervisors, clients, colleagues and experts in designing and implementing a research project. Using statistics and graphs to help clients understand the information collected. Managing time and understanding what it takes to produce a professional product. Developing an understanding of how government and non-profit organizations try to improve society. Examine the role of research methods in the formulation,…