This course will study the importance of understanding the experience of children who are exposed to conditions that cause psychological trauma. The course will cover early childhood relationships, beginning with an overview of learning about the pioneers of the field and their contributions to our current understanding of trauma and its effects on children. Students will be provided with information on attachment theory, trauma theory, and a general discussion of trauma and its effects on neurological development in children. The course will also provide an understanding of how to intervene on behalf of traumatized children as a generalist social work practitioner.
Prerequisite(s): SOCWK 1150 Introduction to Social Work.
Survey of the field of professional social work, including the roles, philosophy, values, skills, and knowledge base needed. Areas of practice and career expectations are explained.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)