SOWK 439: School Social Work


This course focuses on the practice of social work within educational settings. It is aimed at teaching the basic skills and knowledge needed for the identification of students with problems that affect their school attendance and educational achievement and for investigating the source of the problems. It examines various ways of building collaborations and rapport between the home, community and the school. It also helps students develop skills in identifying and working with students with learning and other disabilities. Other areas of focus include mentoring, studentteacher, teacher-parent and peer relations, strategies of addressing truancy, school dropout, violence in schools, discipline and punishment, and issues of abuse in schools.