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Practice Seminar in Child Maltreatment: Assessment and Treatment

SW730, Section 001

This is a methods course intended to develop skills for child welfare practice, with special attention to child maltreatment. Students learn about the various contexts in which child welfare practice takes place and the skills and modalities that are used with children, youth, and families who are the focus of child welfare intervention. This course will prepare students to work with diverse client populations and will help them appreciate the imbalance of power between client and professional. Understanding the needs and responses of involuntary clients is an integral part of the course. Relevant evidence-based practices are taught and child welfare policies and practices are subjected to critical review. The first term will focus on assessment and the second on treatment.

Topic Description / Additional Information

Continuing Child Welfare students should already have taken this class. If needed submit a Course Enrollment Petition via the SSW web site.

Semester: Fall 2015
Instructor: Robert M. Ortega
Category: IP Methods CW
U-M Class #: 13916
Time: Mon 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: B780 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

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