2013 - 2014
Undergraduate Catalogue

SC309  Child Welfare     (3.00 cr.)

Exploration of issues related to the child welfare (social service) system which responds to children who have service needs as a result of a dysfunctional family or from experiencing traumatic events in their childhood. Issues addressed include child abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption, impact of chemical dependent or mentally ill caretakers on childhood development, impact of family violence on childhood development, and teen suicide. Highlights the role of the social worker and response by child welfare agencies and the juvenile court for each topic discussed.

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