(SOCW 462) Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities
Introduction to generalist practice with emphasis on working with organizations and communities. Focuses on knowledge, skills, and values relevant to macro social work practice. Skills lab included.
|Credit Hours||3.0 Lecture|
|Prerequisites||SOCW 362, Admission to Major|
|Offered||Fall, Winter, Spring|
1. Students will be able to define macro social work practice and cite examples of when social workers’ should pursue macro-level change.
2. Students will be able to identify values and ethics that impact macro social work practice.
3. Students will be able to intelligently discuss field theory, social exchange theory, learning theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, psychoanalytic theory, systems theory, empowerment theory, and feminist theories and how those theories impact human behavior within the macro social environment.
4. Students will be able to identify the eight main types of task groups and explain the impact those groups have on the macro social environment.
5. Students will be able to identify the various organizational theories that have been prevalent in modern history and how those theories have impacted the current organizational climate.
6. Students will be able to discuss the importance of goals to organizations, define goal displacement, and discuss how these issues are relevant in social service agencies.
7. Students will be able to identify social and economic forces that impact social work practice today.
8. Students will be able to discuss the effective use of supervision and different management styles that are currently applicable in social service agencies.
9. Students will articulate the similarities and differences between geographic and non-geographic communities.
10. Students will be able to discuss the importance of community participation and community assets to macro social work practice.
11. Students will be able to provide leadership in promoting sustainable changes in service delivery and practice to improve the quality of social services.
12. Students will be able to initiate action to achieve organizational goals