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SSW-120 Foundations of Social Service Practice

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course examines the theories and skills specific to the helping roles assumed by social service workers in non-metropolitan and rural communities. Topics include: assessment and case management, the community, natural helping systems and self-help groups, empowerment and change, and problem solving approaches for working effectively with people within a human service framework.


  • C+ in English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment; or Admission into the Social Services Diploma or Human Services Diploma Program. University Transfer students require a C+ or better in Grade 12 English or equivalent, instructor permission and a letter of intent.

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