SW 897 (1ON) - Special Topics in Social Work and Social Welfare

Top/Leadrshp in Child Welfare

Durham   Health & Human Services :: Social Work
Online Course Delivery Method: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 3.0
Term: January 2019 - January Term - online (12/27/2018 - 01/18/2019)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 30149
Seminar for graduate students. Topics may include: A) Drugs and Chemical Dependency; B) Intimate Partner Violence C) Social Action in Education Settings D) Social Action in the Dominican Republic. May be repeated for different topics. Special fee.
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
12/27/2018 1/18/2019 Hours Arranged ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

Designed to acquaint advanced child welfare practitioners with an overview of macro child welfare considerations including management, Continuous Quality Improvement, and training in child welfare.  Particular emphasis placed on leadership development and enhancement of best practice models within child welfare settings.  This course will explore the fundamental competencies of leadership including skills and behaviors that contribute to the outstanding performance of individuals and teams. It will examine the importance of social and emotional intelligence, systems theory, and resiliency as it relates to self and others and the importance of community in the field of child welfare.


Text: Rath, T. and Conchie, B. (2008). Strengths Based Leadership; Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow. New York, NY: Gallup Press.