Social Services

HSV110R  Introduction to Social Services - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
This course will provide an introduction to the field of social services. An overview of the historical and philosophical roots of the profession, including information from psychology and sociology, will be presented.  The course examines the range and diversity of service delivery models, program settings, and populations served.  Current issues and trends along with challenges and opportunities within the field are highlighted.  The roles and responsibilities of the social services worker and career and professional development planning will be emphasized.

HSV123R  Supportive Communication Skills - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
This course introduces the theories and concepts of interpersonal communication.  The process and practice of supportive communication skills will be emphasized.  Issues impacting effective communication and common challenges will be examined.  Students will develop skills that can be utilized to supportively communicate with a variety of people in a range of environments.

HSV125R  Service Coordination - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
This course is an introduction to service coordination.  The emphasis will be on recognizing and enhancing human potential through the utilization of a strength-based approach.  The three major phases of service coordination—assessment, planning, and implementation—will be explored.  Topics covered include professional roles and responsibilities, legal and ethical issues, historical perspectives, and current models. (Co/prerequisites: HSV110R)

HSV126R  Issues in Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
This course explores many common disabilities, diagnoses, issues, and treatment options related to mental illness and developmental disabilities.  The psychological and social impact of having a developmental disability or mental illness is emphasized. (Co/Prerequisites: HSV110R)

HSV270R  Social Services Fieldwork  - 135 Fieldwork Hour/3 Credits
This course, coupled with its co-requisite, Social Services Seminar, provides the student with a comprehensive capstone experience.  The student will apply knowledge, skills, and dispositions developed in previous course work. The student will be placed at a community program/agency.  Under the guidance of the site supervisor, the student will engage in observations, educational activities, and direct services and other professional tasks.  A minimum of 135 hours will be completed at the fieldwork site. (Pre-requisites: HSV110R, HSV123R, HSV125R, HSV126R; Co-requisite: HSV 271R)

HSV271R Social Services Seminar - 1 Class Hour/1 Credits
This course, coupled with its co-requisite, Social Services Fieldwork, provides the student with a comprehensive capstone experience.  The student will revise his/her personal philosophy statement and update his/her career and professional development plan.  In addition, the student will engage in collaborative and collegial exchanges with other seminar participants. Finally, the student will complete a degree portfolio. (Pre-requisites: HSV110R, HSV123R, HSV125R, HSV126R; Co-requisite: HSV 270R)

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