ERIC Number: ED259243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Family and Children's Services Specialty: The Development of an Elective Concentration in a Baccalaureate Social Work Program.
Loppnow, Donald M.; Taggart, Sarah R.
This manual describes the Family and Children's Services Specialty (FCSS), an elective curriculum concentration developed by Eastern Michigan University to prepare social work undergraduates for careers in family and children's services agencies. Philosophical and conceptual perspectives of the FCSS are reviewed, as are program goals and objectives. Courses are described in a section on curriculum design, and sequence and curriculum tracks, off campus courses, field units, and advisory committee functions are discussed. A syllabus is provided for each of the ten courses offered in the FCSS curriculum: "Policies and Issues in Services to Families,""Family Centered Practice,""Working with Aging People,""Specialized Services for Families with Children in Placement,""Handicapping Conditions: Practice Issues,""Substance Abuse,""Group Work with Children and Families,""The Law and Social Work with the Family,""Social Work, Sex, and the Family," and "Supervising Staff and Volunteers." Each syllabus contains a course description, course objectives and requirements, required and recommended reading, and a course outline. Specific teaching techniques are included for several courses, along with current bibliographies. Also provided are a list of course modules designed to teach basic skills in working with families and a list of videotapes developed by Eastern Michigan University, which deal with issues in family and child welfare services. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.