Social Work | Social Welfare Delivery Systems
S352 | 8242 | 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 application 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.