Social Welfare Policy and Services

MOOC
Social Welfare Policy and Services
Language
English
Duration
1 hour coourse
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
Social Welfare Policy and Services
What will you learn?
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:Describe the historical basis for the current U.S. social welfare system, including the history and role of the social work profession.
Describe and critically analyze current social welfare policies, procedures, and programs including the role of behavioral and social science research and theory in their evolution.
Discuss the strengths and limitations of the current social welfare system in terms of the functions of the provision of basic needs, protection of the vulnerable, prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation, protection of society, and provision of social control.
Describe and critically analyze major fields of social welfare service provision from a multicultural perspective, including but not limited to income security, health and mental health services, child welfare, educational practices, services to the elderly, and corrections.
Discuss and critically analyze current debates, trends, and ethical issues in each specific field of service presented in the course including the implications for social work practice and promoting social justice and social change.
About the course

Explore current social welfare issues in the context of their history and the underlying rationale and values that support different approaches. Emphasis is placed on major fields of social work service such as:


  • income maintenance
  • health care
  • mental health
  • child welfare
  • corrections
  • elderly services

You will learn about analytic frameworks with regard to social welfare policies and services. These frameworks identify strengths and weaknesses in the current social welfare system with respect to:


  • multiculturalism and diversity
  • social justice and social change
  • behavioral and social science theory and research
  • relevant social work promotion, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation programs

There are four main content areas for the course.

  • The philosophic and practical basis for social welfare provisions.
  • The history of the social work profession and the emergence of specific policies and programs within their historical, social and political contexts.
  • A critical analysis of current social welfare policies in the U.S. and cross-nationally, and programs, nationally and cross-nationally with attention to the evolving policies.
  • An understanding of theory/research, debates, and trends in social welfare provision and patterns of service delivery.
  • This course is part of the Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research MicroMasters Program offered by MichiganX.

    Program
    Social Welfare Policy and Services
    Learn about the history of social welfare policy, services, and the social work profession.
    Lecturers
    Katie Richards-Schuster
    Katie Richards-Schuster
    Assistant Professor, School of Social Work University of Michigan
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