The mission of the Social Work Department is to prepare students for competency driven practice focused on evolving issues in the community.
The Department of Social Work, located in the lower level of the Education Center, is a department within the College of Liberal Arts.
The Ten Core Competencies for Social Work Practice
Both the bachelor and master programs now operate using the Ten Core Competencies for Social Work Practice:
- Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly.
- Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.
- Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
- Engage diversity and difference in practice.
- Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
- Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
- Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
- Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.
- Respond to contexts that shape practice.
- Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
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