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SSWD 110 - Introduction Human Services Work
This course is an introduction to human service work in a northern and rural context. Students will be introduced to the skills, knowledge and values necessary for entry level work in a human service field. The course prepares students with an understanding of the history, nature and characteristics of effective human service workers. 

Credits: 3

Hours: 45

Total Weeks: 
15

This course is offered online: No

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Content:

- Are the helping professions for you
- Know your values
- Helper know they self
- Common concerns of beginning helpers
- The helping process
- Theory applied to practice
- Understanding diversity
- Ethical and legal issues facing helpers
- Managing boundary issues
- Getting the most from your fieldwork and supervision
- Stress, burnout and self-care
- Working with groups
- Working in the community

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course the students will:
- Recognize currents trends and practice in human service work
- Apply the process and stages of the helping process
- Demonstrate the ethics and underlying values of social work
- Illustrate personal readiness and suitability for human service work
- Identify issues of diversity and the impact on the helping relationship
- Define personal boundary issues that have an effect on the helping relationship
- Describe social problems and service delivery agencies in the community

Passing Grade:
D (50%)

Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.


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