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Social Service Work (SSW)

SSW BLOCK Block Transfer of External SSW Related Certificate
36-40 Credits

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SSW EXTERNL External SSW Related Certificate
0 Credits

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SSW 112 Interpersonal Communication
3 Credits

This course introduces the student to the basic processes and content of effective communication. Effective communication is the foundation of success in working with others. Various concepts will be learned such as self-concept, perception, emotions, language, non-verbal communication, listening, communication climate and managing interpersonal conflict. Student will examine their interpersonal communication knowledge with respect to working with people.

Prerequisites
English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12 or equivalent

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SSW 113 Helping Skills
3 Credits

This course introduces the student to the helping relationship and the helping skills used by social service workers. The student will identify helping strategies and have an opportunity to learn skills through exercises such as role plays and video/audio helping skill demonstrations. Skills for relationship building, exploring or probing, empowering and challenging will be learned in the context of the planned change process.

Prerequisites
SSW 112

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SSW 191 Introduction to Social Service Agencies
3 Credits

This course introduces the student to the variety of social services provided by agencies in the Terrace area. Students will have the opportunity of communicating with representatives from social service agencies and to develop their awareness of themselves as social service worker students.

Prerequisites
English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12 or equivalent 45 hours of work/volunteer experience in a human service agency withing the last 3 years; and 2 satisfactory references; and criminal record check

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SSW 192 Introduction to Social Service Practice
3 Credits

This course is designed to continue from SSW 191 with the preparation of the SSW student for SSW 197- Social Service Worker Practicum I. It includes further study into the agencies and facilities in the community. The focus is on networking to ensure the student works in partnership with other agencies, community support groups and professionals in the field.

Prerequisites
ENGL 101, SSW 112, SSW 191, PSYC 101, and SOCI 101 with a minimum GPA of 2.0

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SSW 197 Social Service Wkr Pract I
3 Credits

This course provides a full-time (180) hour placement with an approved agency sponsor who shares their expertise and allows the student to experience practical learning in a work place setting. The student will perform tasks, responsibilities and skills indicated for the approved setting as well as having the opportunity to achieve personal learning goals. Organizational and social service competencies are also expected of students.

Prerequisites
LPAT 100, ENGL 101, SSW 112, SSW 191, CPSC 111, ANTH 112, PSYC 102, SOCI 102, SSW 113, SSW 192, PSYC 101, and SOCI 101, with a minimum GPA of 2.0

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SSW 213 Group Work
3 Credits

Prerequisites
SSW 112 and SSW 113 or successful completion of the SSW certificate

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SSW 215 Crisis Intervention
3 Credits

This course examines the historical development of crisis intervention practice and theory. Several models of crisis intervention are presented with an analysis of their application to particular areas and fields. Approaches commonly used in working with individuals, families and communities in crisis (e.g. suicide, trauman, abuse, psychiatric emergency and grief resolution) will be analysed and practiced. Analysis and discussion will center around Crisis Intervention, as it applies to social service work practice. Interviews and process skills will be practiced in this course, in addition to lecture and discussion material.

Prerequisites
SSW 113

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SSW 290 Community Development
3 Credits

Prerequisites
SSW 213 and SSW certificate

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SSW 295 Introduction to Social Work
3 Credits

This course introduces the student to the general practice of social work. Students will learn about personal troubles faced by individuals and families as well as broader community and societal problems that affect people's well being. Knowledge, values and skills are introduced that provide a basis for generalist social work practice.

Prerequisites
ENGL 101 or ENGL 151, and PSYC 101/102, and SOCI 101/102

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SSW 296 Social Policies
3 Credits

The aim of this course to familiarize students with the social policies and procedures of Canada. Historical and recent developments of social policy are considered. Assessments of the various remedies to policy issues, notably poverty, are also discussed.

Prerequisites
SSW 295

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SSW 298 Social Service Worker Practicum II
3 Credits

Prerequisites
SSW 290, SSW 213, ENGL 151, SSW 295, SSW 296 SOCI 205/206, and PSYC 201/202 with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0

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