SW 797 (02) - Special Topics in Social Welfare

Special Topics

Durham   Health & Human Services :: Social Work
Online Course Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Credits: 4.0
Term: Summer 2023 - Summer Session I (05/22/2023 - 06/23/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 70716
Seminar for advanced majors cross-listed with SW 897. Topics may include: alcohol and alcoholism, drugs and chemical dependency, income maintenance, health care, child welfare, aging, mental health, or developmental disabilities or study travel experiences. May be repeated for different topics. Prereq: permission.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
Cross listed with : SW 897.02
Campuses not allowed in section: CPS Online
Attributes: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Instructors: Gretchen Bean

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
5/22/2023 6/23/2023 Hours Arranged ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

Social Work and Housing Insecurity

This course explores the root causes of homelessness and housing insecurity. It focuses on individual and macro evidence-based approaches to preventing homelessness and to intervening on behalf of and with individuals/families and their communities. The course uses a person-in-environment conceptual framework and responds to the one of the social work grand challenges. It is relevant to social work practice in a variety of settings and populations, including persons with serious mental illness, substance abuse problems, co-occurring disorders, adverse childhood experiences, trauma, or aging. This course will demonstrate our responsibility and capacity as social workers to reach out and provide services to individuals and families who are homeless, and to advocate for social policies and programs that will best respond to the needs of people who are homeless.