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An Introduction to Report Writing Techniques for the Human Service Worker

This course provides an opportunity for students to learn record-keeping and report-writing techniques needed by human service workers. Because report writing requires critical professional judgment at all levels, emphasis will be placed on expanding the students’ general information in the human service field.

Social Welfare

This course explores the social forces supporting the development of social welfare and social service policy. There is a focus on how people are affected by such problems as poverty, child abuse, alcoholism, crime, mental retardation, overpopulation, and emotional difficulties.

Communication Skills in Helping Relationships

This course teaches the psychology of interviewing, as well as the skills for conducting effective interviews. This involves the techniques for establishing rapport, developing counseling responses, identifying behavioral goals, and implementing strategies to bring about change or crisis intervention.

Independent Study

An opportunity for the interested student with a good scholastic record to pursue independently the study of some subject under the direction of a member(s) of the human services staff. Subjects are chosen and arrangements are made to suit the needs of the individual student. Students must be able to meet site requirements which may include criminal background checks, a health physical and a TB check.

Culturally-Sensitive Practice

This course will provide the student with the knowledge and strategies to work with the various life styles, needs, and problems of different racial and cultural groups. The content of the course incorporates important concepts and empirical findings that pertain to ethnic- sensitive practice.

Nutrition

Course includes the study of essential nutrients and their functions as they relate to normal health, as well as the selection of food to meet the identified nutrient requirements.

Basic Concepts in Social Work

This course introduces the student to the social work profession, its value base, and code of ethics. There is an emphasis on methods and skills with an overview of social issues and client needs relative to social work practice.

Practicum in Human Services

Supervised practicum with the adolescent and adult populations. This course is designed to provide experience in the integration and application of the knowledge and skills of the human service worker. The student will be supervised in a reality-based work environment. Students must also be able to meet site requirements which may include additional criminal background checks, a health physical and a TB check.

History of Africa

This course is a study of the historical, geographic, economic, political and social institutions of the various African countries and territories. The course examines and analyzes factors contributing to unique conditions of African society, past and present.

Practicum in Human Services

Supervised practicum with preschool and elementary-age children. This course is designed to provide experience in the integration and application of the knowledge and skills of the human service worker. The student will be supervised in a reality-based work environment. Students must also be able to meet site requirements which may include additional criminal background checks, a health physical and a TB check. [0-48-48]