Family Services minor/social work training certificate

The Family Services Minor is an interdisciplinary program that provides a beginning in the search for professional competence in understanding, guiding, and working with families, as well as an opportunity for students to choose coursework that is relevant to their own family responsibilities.  It emphasizes the interaction of families with social institutions in our changing society, family relationships and decision making, and the dynamics of parenting.             

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will discover and utilize the interdisciplinary, multi-dimensioned study of the family in contemporary society in both personal and professional settings.
  • Students will demonstrate professional competence in understanding, guiding and working with diverse families.                                                                                                                                                 
Family Services Minor    27 credits
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology   3
SOC201 Social Welfare Policy and Services 3
SOC210 Introduction to Family Studies 3
PSY274 Life Span Development OR PSY209 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
PSY475 Community Psychology and Service 3
SOC304 Conflict Resolution 3
Electives 6
Choose from the following:  
PSY215 Parent Education and Practices 3
SOC300 Family Law and Social Policy 3
SOC301 Social Work Methods I 3
SOC302 Social Work Methods II 3
SOC303 Social Work Methods III 3
PSY375 Child Growth and Development 3
PSY376 Adolescent Psychology 3
PSY401 Theory and Practice of Family Therapy   3

 

The Social Worker Training Certificate Program is a state program in which students with undergraduate majors in a social science (e.g. psychology, sociology) may earn credits and experiences that will allow them to become social workers in the state of Wisconsin.  The Social Worker Training Certificate Program requires that a student successfully complete five courses which pertain to social work:

PSY209 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
SOC201 Social Welfare Policy and Services 3
SOC301 Social Work Methods I 3
SOC302 Social Work Methods II 3
SOC303 Social Work Methods III 3
SOC459 Career Intern Experience (Optional) 3

The Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing has approved Silver Lake College of the Holy Family to offer these courses as part of the state Social Worker Training Certificate Program.  The student must also complete a state approved internship or career experience (may be full-time, paid work) and complete state and federal exams.  For up-to-date information on this program, visit the website for the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services at http://dsps.wi.gov/Home .

 

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