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HS 311 Policy Issues in Human Services

Prerequisite: Junior standing, HS 112.

Course Description: An integrating seminar exploring fundamental issues in the development of social welfare policy, both historical and contemporary. Discussion of current policy, programs and services in selected areas, such as income maintenance, health care, child welfare and mental health.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall - Odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

HS 112 Minimum Grade of D

HS 312 Case Management in Human Services

Prerequisite: HS 112.

Course Description: A survey of various approaches to helping individuals, families, groups deal with problems in transactions between systems or people in their environment. Comparative study of current practice models. Examination of the technical processes of exploration, assessment, intervention, worker and client roles, the change process and the concepts of prevention.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring - Even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

HS 112 Min Grade D

HS 314 Families in Crisis

Prerequisite: SOC 215 or HS 263.

Course Description: An interdisciplinary exploration of crises affecting the contemporary family. Emphasis upon function and dysfunctional patterns of coping in both normative and situational crises. Special attention to assessment and brief treatment of individuals, groups, families. Case studies utilizing crisis theory and family systems theory.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall - Even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

HS 112 Minimum Grade of D

HS 393 Human Services Internship I

Prerequisite: HS 112 or HS 212 and 9 credits in the major or permission of Instructor.

Course Description: One hundred and twenty hours of supervised fieldwork in a placement arranged by the coordinator of fieldwork in consultation with the student. The student applies his/her knowledge and skills in a human services agency setting, seeking to gain an understanding of the agency and the population it serves. Beginning competence in some basic selected skills and self-awareness in interactional situations.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

4 - 5 credits

Prerequisites

HS 112 Minimum Grade of D

HS 394 Human Services Internship II

Prerequisite: HS 393 and permission of Instructor.

Course Description: One hundred and twenty hours of supervised fieldwork in a placement arranged by the coordinator of fieldwork in consultation with the student. The placement emphasizes the administrative aspects of agency management and the relationships between staff and among volunteers.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

HS 393 Minimum Grade of D