2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CSWRK 3450 Child Welfare: Challenges and Solutions

This course will explore the knowledge, values and skills that provide a foundation for understanding and/or working in the child welfare system. Through course readings, case studies, guest lectures and/or agency visits, we will examine the relationships between social policy, child and family needs and services, and professional guidelines, policy, and ethics. We will also explore the roles that race and ethnicity have played in child welfare services and current culturally competent approaches to practice. We will review the familial and socio-cultural factors that can put children and families at risk, the variety of settings providing child and family services, as well as child welfare and protective services workers’ roles.




Any CHSMR, CSWRK, or CSOCL course