SOWK-373   Vulnerable Populations

This course integrates social welfare policy analysis skills and generalist practice skills toward developing an understanding of social programs that serve population groups that are economically or otherwise at-risk (vulnerable populations). Prerequisite content in human diversity, policy, and practice is used to teach about current social programs intended to meet the needs of vulnerable groups such as abused children and their families and the persistently mentally ill. The course emphasizes how these programmatic approaches draw on several community support systems including the family, community and faith-based organizations, churches, and state and federal resources. Prerequisite: Social Work 360.