Family Advocate (FAMA.S.STC)

18.0 Credit Hours

A short-term certificate competency based, task-specific training for Head Start Family Specialists, Family Service Specialists and Family Workers whose job it is to provide the support services which are needed by families to enhance the quality of their family life. Courses in this curriculum will focus on achieving proficiency in the following areas: social work core knowledge, values, skills; social work ethics and theory, interviewing and documentation; group/organization and micro-level methodologies; collaboration and advocacy; understanding family dynamics, barriers to self-sufficiency, conflict resolution, cultural and social diversity issues, the relationship between social problems and institutional responses; aid in the development of beginning computer skills.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of social work values, roles, practice principles, ethics and theories. Demonstrate foundation skills of listening, interviewing and documentation.
  • Understand family dynamics, barriers to coping, conflict resolution, collaboration, advocacy and resource allocation.
  • Appreciate cultural and social diversity. Demonstrate cultural competence in professional settings.

Curriculum

BIS 1120: Introduction to Software Applications View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
SOC 1101: Introduction to Sociology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
SOC 1115: Sociology of Marriage & Family View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
SWK 1206: Introduction to Social Work View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
SWK 1213: Introduction to Social Welfare View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
SWK 2207: Cultural Competence in a Diverse World View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
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