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SOCW 5362. DIRECT PRACTICE WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on the preparing students for social work practice who will work with children, youth, and families in various employment settings. Throughout this course students will examine evidence-based interventions (and their theoretical roots) that build on strengths and resources of families with the intention of promoting social justice and cultural competence in social work practice with children, youth, and families. The course will address key areas of diversity among children, youth, and families, such as family structure, age, ability, religion, spirituality, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), racial and ethnic identity, class, and culture. Specific techniques considered include child therapy, play therapy, behavioral contracting, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and crisis intervention. Co-requisite: SOCW 5311. Please note if the co-requisite is dropped, this course will be as well.