This course explores the ethical, legal, and professional issues facing the human services worker. It is designed to teach a process of ethical decision-making and to increase awareness of the complexities in practice. Students are introduced to the current state and federal statutes, regulations, and judicial decisions that govern the professional practice in human services. Standards, code of ethics, clients’ rights, and confidentiality are emphasized.
Students gain a basic understanding of the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs. Emphasis is on historical and social perspectives of drug use, trends of use, and legal and social responses to problematic alcohol and illicit drug use. Additionally, this course provides an accurate description of the effects of psychoactive drugs, identifies methods of substance abuse treatment, and introduces the student to local treatment services.
This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the major counseling theories and techniques and applications to various situations. Students will apply concepts and skills through practice in initiating, structuring, and terminating counseling sessions. COREQUISITE: 10520106 Methods of Social Casework
This course provides an introduction to case management theory, models, and techniques, along with the management and coordination of case records. Key components include intake assessment, creating a plan of service, coordinating care, referral techniques, client self-determination, and ethical issues.
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This course focuses on issues related to families and family functioning relevant to the human services field. Major areas of focus will include child maltreatment, domestic violence, and addiction, with emphasis on relevant helping skills and services.
Students develop skills as human services professionals by working directly or in-directly with clients in community agencies. This experience is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and behaviors essential for human services workers in the professional setting. An agency supervisor and a faculty member facilitate this learning experience. Students must complete or have on file current, valid Background Information Disclosure (BID) and Caregiver Background Check (annual Wisconsin and Minnesota) forms, as part of this course. PREREQUISITES: 10520101 Intro to Human Services, 10520103 Ethics in Human Services, 10520104 Issues in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, 10520106 Methods of Social Casework AND COREQUISITES: Introduction to Counseling and 10520115 Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment.
The focus of this course is on mental health issues, physical health issues, socioeconomic factors, and other issues that impact the aging process and the individual's adaptation to it. Dynamics of the individual, social support systems, community support systems, and the various programs that are in place to help those with special issues in the aging process will be examined.
This course examines issues related to child development, juvenile delinquency, and mental health. The course will explore healthy and appropriate child development and issues such as abuse and neglect, which alter development. Juvenile delinquency will explore common behavioral concerns of adolescents and what treatment options exist. Finally, prevalent mental health issues of children and adolescents will be explored as well as treatment including common medications.
Students continue their on-the-job training in a community agency. Additional hands-on experiences working with clients and agency staff provide students with the opportunity to apply and refine skills learned in coursework areas. An agency supervisor and a faculty member facilitate this learning experience. Students must complete or have on file current, valid Background Information Disclosure (BID) and Caregiver Background Check (annual Wisconsin and Minnesota) forms, as part of this course. PREREQUISITE: 10520113 Field Experience 1.
This course will gain further understanding of substance abuse and dependence, assessment and treatment interventions. Emphasis is on assessment, diagnostics, and treatment of substance use disorders. Students will also gain further understanding of levels of care, community-based sober support, referrals and family system interventions. PREREQUISITE: 10520104 Issues in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and COREQUISITES: 10520110 Group Facilitation and 10520106 Methods of Social Casework
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