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Goal 1: Prepare social Prepare social work students for the professional practice of social work with diverse systems of various sizes, emphasizing the provision of competent, ethical clinical and program planning & administrative services, based on the core competencies of social work (Competency 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.6, 2.1.7, 2.1.8, and 2.1.10).

  • Understand and apply theoretical frameworks and scientific orientation to inform assessment and guide practice interventions with individuals within the environment, across the lifespan, and across all systemic levels: micro, mezzo and macro.
  • Use professional values, ethics and skills to provide a foundational context within the generalist practice framework of engagement, assessment, intervention and evaluation across all systemic levels.
  • Identify with the social work profession including knowledge of the historical context and foundation.
  • Demonstrate awareness, sensitivity and respect for the influence of human diversity in shaping life experiences across the lifespan, nationally as well as globally.

Goal 2: Prepare students to take an active role, professionally, in addressing social problems and to challenge social and economic injustice. (Competency 2.1.4, 2.1.5 and 2.1.9)

  • Recognize the influence of research and policy on service delivery as well as the influence of practice on research and policy development.
  • Use empirically-based knowledge to develop practice strategies and policy advocacy and development.
  • Understand the structure and mechanisms of oppression and privilege and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to work effectively with populations at risk.
  • Apply, without discrimination, effective strategies of advocacy and social change that empower populations at risk and which promote social and economic justice.

Goal 3: Prepare students for lifelong professional development. (Competency 2.1.1 and 2.1.9).

  • Demonstrate commitment to continued professional development.

Goal 1: Prepare social work students for the professional practice of social work with diverse systems of various sizes, emphasizing the provision of competent, ethical clinical and program planning administrative services, based on the core competencies of social work.

  • Recognize, comprehend, and apply social work values and ethics to issues of social and economic justice in administrative and policy practice.
  • Plan, develop, implement, evaluate organizational and community programs using evidence-based research.
  • Understand theory and application of supervisory and consultative skills in administrative and policy practice.

Goal 2: Prepare students to take an active role, professionally, in addressing social problems and to challenge social and economic injustice.

  • Analyze issues and develop social policies that further social and economic justice goals within human service agencies, organizations, communities and society.
  • Understand the structure and mechanisms of oppression and privilege as they related to community and organizational development.
  • Demonstrate policy, planning and administrative skills in service to vulnerable and oppressed individuals and groups.

Goal 3: Prepare students for lifelong professional development.

  • Demonstrate recognition of the importance of professional growth and development.

Goal 1: Prepare social work students for the professional practice of social work with diverse systems of various sizes, emphasizing the provision of competent, ethical clinical and program planning administrative services, based on the core competencies of social work.

  • Recognize, comprehend and apply social work values and ethics to issues of social and economic justice in clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively and ethically assess client systems for strengths and needs.
  • Implement evidence-based clinical treatment strategies with individuals, families, and groups
  • Understand theory and application of supervisory and consultative skills in clinical practice

Goal 2: Prepare students to take an active role, professionally, in addressing social problems and to challenge social and economic injustice.

  • Evaluate and improve clinical practice in a systematic and ongoing manner that is informed by evidence-based research and that builds the social work knowledge base.
  • Understand the structure and mechanisms of oppression and privilege, and resistance to oppression and the impact on client experiences, assessment, treatment, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills to work effectively with vulnerable and oppressed individuals.

Goal 3: Prepare students for lifelong professional development.

  • Demonstrate recognition of the importance of professional growth and development.

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