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HSER 255 Professional Foundations for Human Services

Effective social service workers need a good understanding of groups and group skills. This knowledge and skill development can be applied to a large number of settings: in the workplace as a team member; working with specific client groups including children, adolescents, families, special interest groups, learning and discussion groups; planning, implementing and evaluating community development work. Students will work in groups to gain first-hand experience in group dynamics.

This site compliments the face to face classes.

SSW 161 Introduction to Social Policy explores social issues and how they are influenced by cultural ideologies and values. The historical development of social security policies and programs in Canada, within the context of larger global trends is examined. The impact of social policy on populations such as those who live in poverty, people with disabilities and minority populations will be explored with a view to the past, present and potential future status of the social safety net in Canada and other countries around the world.

This site compliments the face to face classes.

SSW 161 Introduction to Social Policy explores social issues and how they are influenced by cultural ideologies and values. The historical development of social security policies and programs in Canada, within the context of larger global trends is examined. The impact of social policy on populations such as those who live in poverty, people with disabilities and minority populations will be explored with a view to the past, present and potential future status of the social safety net in Canada and other countries around the world.