SW 30000 Child Welfare

This course provides an overview of the child welfare system in the United States from a generalist perspective. The history of the development of the continuum of child welfare services will be examined. Information on child abuse and neglect, foster care and adoption will be provided. The course will also review the social and organizational systems that are responsible for the delivery of child welfare services, and ways that social workers can influence these systems. Emphasis will be placed on increasing sensitivity to racial and cultural factors that affect the provision of child welfare services to various populations and their implications for social work practice.




Junior standing.