SWK 390 - Generalist Practice I (Engagement, Assessment, and Contracting)

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: SWK 310 and SWK 320)

This course is the second in a two-semester sequence and is a requirement for all Social Work majors. HBSE II expands students’ knowledge of theoretical perspectives regarding the person-in-environment focus upon which social work bases its practice; with a focus on development from adolescence through adulthood- including elders. This course examines the roles of risk, life stressors, coping strategies, and resilience factors in the bio-psycho-social environment and the larger ecosystem. Students will consider theories of development as they relate to changing social environments and cultural contexts. At the end of the course, students are able to identify and discuss existing risk and protection of individuals, families, and communities at different points in the life span. The application of theoretical knowledge and assessment skills will be emphasized. (F, Sp, Su)