Description We learn about our own abilities and attitudes by comparing ourselves with other people and their opinions.
Working within the larger context of the client's family and community, the social worker seeks to intervene with those factors in the client's environment that contribute to poverty, racism, poor health, mental illness, or any other condition that interferes with persons reaching their potential as an individual, as a family, as a group, or as a community.
The Program The bachelor of social work degree at Harding University prepares students for entry-level employment as generalist social work practitioners. The program addresses problem-solving processes that equip the beginning professional with the knowledge, values, and skills necessary for generalist practice with individuals, families, groups and communities.
Liberal arts requirements complement the foundation and core courses in the major. Social work majors must complete a minimum of 60 hours of courses in human behavior, social policy, social work practice and research methods.
Professional skills are further enhanced by a community practicum and field placement within a social service agency. Application to the program is made after the completion of Social Work Introduction to Social Work, usually during the sophomore year.
All students are assigned an academic advisor within the social work program. Field Experience The last semester of the senior year is spent in a field placement in a social service agency.
This experience is designed to assist students to develop practice skills through performance in settings typically served by social workers. Students can choose field placements from a number of social service agencies in close proximity to the university. Field placements range from hospitals, mental health centers, residential facilities for children and adolescents, teen pregnancy programs, and the Department of Human Services.
This results in funds for equipment, faculty development, supplies and student stipends.
Traineeship students must meet the following criteria: Apply for employment with DCFS prior to graduation. Accept employment with DCFS in one of three counties designated by the student. If employment is not offered by DCFS within two months following graduation, the Trainee's commitment is null and void.
CSWE accreditation assures prospective students and employers that the program has met the minimum standards of undergraduate education as established by the Commission on Accreditation. Graduation from an accredited program could assist a student in gaining advanced standing in master of social work programs.
All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education.
These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. A measurement benchmark of 4.
An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency. The following summary data are based on student field placement final evaluations for Clinical Reasoning: Action-Focused Thinking n Cheryl A.
TuCker And MArThA J. BrAdshAw n Instructors in the health professions, who are also practitioners in their fields, are compelled to assist students in developing their clinical reasoning skills as.
Discipline (practiced) sociological competence the accurate and effective exercise of the sociological imagination in order to formulate, address, and contribute to solving pressing social problems in which cherished values are at stake.
Program Accreditation. The Concord University's Bachelor of Social Work program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since The BSW program received Reaffirmation of Accreditation by the CSWE in February benchmark set is that of a minimum of 85% of students will meet at least a 4 on the 5 point scale for each competency.
If this benchmark is not met for a given Competency, further analysis will be undertaken to see which Practice Behaviors and which measures are . In all of the tables in this document, both the pre NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown.
In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre levels unless specifically stated otherwise. This module is the formal beginning of your journey into social work. Designed to provide a basic foundation and preparation for practice, it introduces you to the role of social work, and to the social work process – particularly the engagement and assessment stages.