SW 3350 Sp 09

SW 3350 Sp 09 - School of Social Work 601 University Drive...

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School of Social Work College of Health Professions Texas State University-San Marcos 601 University Drive San Marcos, Texas 78666 Telephone: 512-245-2592 fax: 512-245-8097 website: www.txstate.edu SOWK 3350: Connecting Policy and Practice Information about the Instructor Name : John Uriarte, MSW, LCSW, BCD Office Location : HPB 269 Office Hours : M: 3:30pm – 5pm; T/H: 1pm – 3:30pm, or by appointment Office Telephone(s): 512-245-4565 Instructor’s email : ju13@txstate.edu Information about the Course Time, Days, and Location of Class : W 3:30 pm – 6:20 pm; HPB 214 Semester and Year : Spring 2009 Description : This course describes contemporary American social welfare and illustrates social work professional practice within policy guidelines. It focuses on practice with involuntary clients in a variety of agency contexts. Prerequisite: SOWK 3420 or concurrent enrollment. Required for BSW students. Credit Hours and Format of Course : 3-credit hours/lecture and experiential course Date of School’s Last Review of this Syllabus : January 2004 Course Learning Aims When students complete this course, they will be able to: 1. Explain discrimination and social stigma in American society and the ideals of social justice. 2. Describe the interdependence of social policy and professional social work practice. 3. Describe the effects of social policy on oppressed populations and their response to helping efforts. 4. Assess internal and external barriers to help for involuntary clients and develop strategies for reducing those barriers. SOWK #3350 1 L EADERSHIP FOR C HANGE
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School of Social Work College of Health Professions Texas State University-San Marcos 601 University Drive San Marcos, Texas 78666 Telephone: 512-245-2592 fax: 512-245-8097 website: www.txstate.edu 5. Describe effective, ethical, and legal use of delegated authority with involuntary clients of diverse ages and cultures. 6. Demonstrate understanding of case management practice with children and families in mental health/mental retardation services, medical/disability services, and substance abuse/dual diagnosis services. 7. Describe techniques of advocacy on behalf of marginalized clients with agencies and communities. How This Course Helps Achieve our School Objectives SOWK 3350: Connecting Policy and Practice , is targeted at Humanizing Services (Domain 6), but also directly contributes to the domains of Taking Professional Responsibility, Analyzing Human Development, and Seeking Tolerance and Justice. Its focus on involuntary clients, often representing the most marginalized groups in our society, includes information on individual and cultural developmental factors that exacerbate client and community problems; provides greater understanding of diversity in lifestyles; recognizes institutional threats to tolerance and justice; and develops motivation for advocacy to humanize services to vulnerable client groups. 3350 contributes primarily to
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