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SSW-201 Family Relationships

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course provides an overview of the family experience in contemporary Canadian society. It provides a foundation which will assist the student in understanding and working with families or individuals within a family unit. Students will be introduced to various theories about family structure and function, stages of family development, impact of a rapidly changing society on families, problem situations, family relationships, and basic strategies for assisting families to function using a strengths based approach that promotes psychological well-being. Further, students will explore the importance of family in their own and the lives of others and will appreciate how family experiences effect emottional and social functioning.


  • SSW 150 or EA/CS Certificate or equivalent

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