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SCWK 322: Correctional Counseling and Case Management An examination of strategies for affecting offender behavior change by correctional counseling and case management in both institutional and community based settings. Emphasis will be on functional and contemporary approaches. CRJS elective. Prerequisite: CRJS 201 3 credits SCWK 328: Drugs of Abuse The U.S. has the highest rate of drug abuse of any industrialized country in the world. This course is designed to provide the student with a broad understanding and insight into drug abuse within American society and it's impact upon society in general. The primary focus will be on how the criminal justice system, health care system, and other institutions attempt to deal with the nations' drug problem. The course will focus on what has been done in the past by society about the drug problem, what is and what is not working now, and what needs to be done in the future. 3 credits SCWK 330: The Juvenile Justice System An analysis of the justice system as it relates to the disposition of cases involving the juvenile offender. Where appropriate, a comparative analysis with the adult process will be emphasized. 3 credits, Spring and Distance Learning (Internet) SCWK 332: Balance and Restorative Justice This course introduces the student to the state of the art in juvenile justice. It provides the student with an understanding and a working knowledge of the key principles in balanced and restorative justice. Key issues that will be addressed are how to implement and measure these principles. 3 credits SCWK 333: Victimology This course will examine the plight of victims including child maltreatment, domestic violence, victimization at work and school. It further explores the extent of homicide victimization. In reviewing the above mentioned topics, guest speakers with expertise in these areas will present their viewpoints on the extent of victimology. Throughout this course, the BARJ principle will be the focus in balancing the victim's role in the criminal justice system. 3 credits SCWK 336: Mental Health and the Elderly Factors involved in successful aging and maintenance of healthy personality functioning are investigated. The most common psychological disorders of the elderly are considered from etiological, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects. 3 credits SCWK 360: Interviewing Skills This course introduces students to the basic interpersonal helping skills using a problem solving model. Students are expected to demonstrate understanding of the relationship of interpersonal skills to social work practice and to demonstrate initial mastery of the basic helping skills. 3 credits SCWK 361: Introduction to Generalist Practice Emphasis is placed on introducing students to a generalist problem-solving practice framework that is applicable across a wide range of settings, problems and different size systems. 3 credits SCWK 362: Generalist Practice with Families/Groups This is a continuation of SCWK 361. It is designed to reinforce, deepen and expand the student's knowledge of the generalist problem-solving practice framework with particular emphasis on recognizing its utility in working with groups and the family size systems. Prerequisite: SCWK 361 3 credits SCWK 363: Generalist Practice with Organizations/Communities Continuing with the generalist problem-solving model, this course focuses on a generalist approach to practice with community and institutional systems. Students gain knowledge and skills in working with both organizations and communities through such activities as community assessments and asset mapping, along with opportunities to demonstrate

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015  
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