This course will focus on the evolution and development of child protection in the United States. The goal of the course is to provide students with an understanding of how state governments think about the adequacy/appropriateness of parenting, the safety of children, when and how child protection agencies get involved with families and what the evidence says about such involvement. We will discuss the origins and implementation of major child welfare policies and we will review practice innovations and some of the most pressing challenges facing child welfare systems today. A common theme throughout the course will be the intersection of child welfare and poverty, race, gender, identity and trauma. The course will cover policies and practices from both micro and macro perspectives and students will learn how child welfare systems collaborate (or at times fail to collaborate) with other allied systems of care (e.g. community mental health, juvenile justice, substance abuse).
Priority goes to Child Welfare Scholars required to enroll in this class and will receive a permission prior to registration. All others must submit a Course Enrollment Petition via the SSW web site.
|Instructor:||Joseph P. Ryan|
|U-M Class #:||36085|
|Time:||Wed February 3 - March 17 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
press escape to closeProgram Type describes the program in which you are pursuing, i.e., residential or online part-time. At this time, residential students may not enroll in online part-time courses and online part-time students may not enroll in residential courses.
press escape to closeFormat refers to the instruction of an offering, i.e., in-person, hybrid, or online.
|Credits:||3 Credit Hours|
|Community Change||Global||Interpersonal Practice||Management & Leadership||Policy & Political||Program Evaluation||Older Adults||Children & Families|
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106