Social Work | Social Welfare Delivery Systems
S352 | 8943 | Kathy Byers


This second course in the Social Welfare Policy and Services content
area builds on S251 by exploring in depth the current social welfare
delivery system through policy analysis and discussion of policy
practice skills. Social welfare is understood as a front-line needs
meeting system designed to address a wide range of human needs in a
complex society.  Working primarily within formal organizations in
delivering social services, generalist practitioners need to
understand how global, national, state and local agency policies
affect the delivery of services to persons in local communities. This
course is designed to develop policy analysis skills so that students
will be able to identify gaps in the service delivery system and
inequitable or oppressive aspects of current policy delivery.  The
course also develops beginning policy practice skills so that
students will know how to work toward social change congruent with
social work ethics and the profession's commitment to social and
economic justice.