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SW 572 Substance Use

SW 572.  Substance Use.  1.5 Credits.     

This course introduces students to the issues and challenges that face people affected by psychoactive substances in addition to the range of services developed to address these challenges. Substance-related harms are commonly observed across all social work settings, and substance misuse often directly or indirectly affect clients and their communities served by generalist practitioners. BSW students will gain essential knowledge that will assist them in working with these clients, such as substance-specific effects on individual functioning; why we think people misuse psychoactive substances; relationship to other existing health and mental health conditions; impact of substance misuse on an individual's family and community; and the system of care developed to prevent, address, and sustain recovery from addictive behaviors. Prerequisite: MATH 101 or LA&S 108; Grade of B or better in SW 220; SW 530; SW 540; SW 555.

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work Program The School of Social Welfare provides the education and experience necessary for a career in social work. By helping shape students’ capacity for anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and socially-just practice, the School prepares social workers to carry out the unique purposes of the profession — to develop human potential, to promote individual well-being, and to bring about a more just society. Social work is a major professional discipline in the Social Sciences. The term social welfare denotes organized public or private social services pertaining to human needs:  adequate nutrition and safe housing, health and mental health, education, economic security, social participation, dignity, and civil and political rights for disadvantaged people. The undergraduate program prepares graduates for generalist social work practice. The program defines generalist practice as maintaining focus on practice and advocacy, based on ethical principles, scientific inquiry, and best practices at the interface between systems (i.e., individual, family, groups, organizations, and communities), with particular emphasis on: The strengths inherent in these systems. The need to understand the role of gender, age, race/ethnicity, class, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, and culture in all phases of the social work process. The promotion of human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice for those disenfranchised on the basis of the attributes listed above. The assumption of a critical perspective regarding different ways of knowing. Beginning generalist practice uses multilevel prevention and interventions methods, depending on the needs of the client system, and incorporates a knowledge, value, and skill base that is transferable between and among diverse contexts and locations. The BSW program is offered on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. Advising

Minor in Leadership Studies

...Ethnic Literature: _____ ENGL 572 Women and Literature...454 Women and Work SW 555 Diversity, Equity...

Minor in Human Sexuality

...and Sexuality Studies, Honors SW 303 Human Sexuality...498 Independent Study ENGL 572 Women and Literature...