Graduates with this concentration will be eligible for a Wisconsin Social Work Trainee license. The trainee license allows individuals to be employed in positions that require Social Work licensure while attaining the supervised experience necessary (400 hours) to be eligible to complete the Licensed Social Work Examination.
Social Work Concentration Objectives:
- Describe the history, development, philosophy, and ethical principles of social services.
- Describe the legal status of children and child and welfare services, including but not limited to mental health, income transfer, protective services, foster care, adoption, and institutional care.
- Describe physical, cognitive, psychological, socio‐moral and intra‐personal development across the life-‐span and interactive relationship between growth and development.
- Describe the impact of social, political, and economic forces on individuals and social systems.
- Demonstrate the professional values and dispositions necessary to enhance the wellbeing of individuals who encounter barriers to self‐sufficiency, including but not limited to empathy, unconditional regard, introspection, collaboration and cooperation, internality, respect, mutuality, and confidentiality.
- Demonstrate effective assessment and intervention skills with people in individual, couple, family, and parenting situations including, but not limited to: casework, analysis, relationship development, interviewing, and problem-solving.