Human Services - Spring 2017

Intro to Human Services — 3420
HUS 1210 – 3 credits
Catherine A. Iannello

Students will examine the philosophy and goals of human services: social welfare, social work, and early childhood education, and be introduced to the historical, political, and social perspectives of human services. Programs designed to meet common human needs and alleviate social problems are identified and differences among programs including those of other countries are discussed. Methods and theories of intervention are studied with an emphasis on diversity of target populations. Through case studies, guest speakers, and agency visits, students are introduced to the human service career and generalist practice. Corequisite: ENG 1510 or Eligibility: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown - Online

SUNY Learning Network - Jamestown
Jan 17 – May 18 TBD
Generalist Practice Skills — 3431
HUS 1410 – 3 credits
Jesse P. Zeiders

Students will be introduced to the fundamental skills, techniques, and strategies used in the helping professions. Students will develop and practice each step in the case management process from engagement to termination. Utilizing a systems framework, students will learn to interview and assess client needs, identify community resources, and apply problem solving strategies and evidence-based interventions. Students will further explore the legal and ethical responsibilities of the practitioner, and demonstrate documentation skills involved in service planning. Students will learn to present in a case conference and explore methods for evaluating client success and helper effectiveness. Corequisite: ENG 1530 and Prerequisite: HUS 1210. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown - Online

SUNY Learning Network - Jamestown
Jan 17 – May 18 TBD
Policy And Organization — 3429
HUS 2250 – 3 credits
Lori L. Fabritius

Expanding on concepts introduced in HUS 1210, the student will demonstrate knowledge of the development and analysis of social policy. Current issues and problems in the organization and delivery of social services to diverse populations are examined with linkage to the historical perspectives. Comparisons with European social welfare programs will be made. The relationship of social and professional values to policy formulation and analysis is stressed. As part of student research teams, students will produce a written policy analysis of a major social welfare/education policy. An Internet research refresher session is included. Prerequisites: ENG 1530, HUS 1210, and sophomore standing. Should be taken with or following an internship. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown - Online

SUNY Learning Network - Jamestown
Jan 17 – May 18 TBD
Working with Adolescents — 3144
HUS 2340 – 3 credits
Heather A. Metzger

Students will explore the characteristics, problems, and needs of adolescents, with emphasis on the techniques and skills necessary for working with them in a variety of settings - recreational, educational, and therapeutic. Topics include a look at treatment facilities, mental health, substance abuse, and the dynamics of delinquency. Corequisite: ENG 1530 and PSY 1510 or HUS 1210; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown - Online

SUNY Learning Network - Jamestown
Jan 17 – May 18 TBD
Intro to Gerontology — 3432
HUS 2370 – 3 credits
Catherine A. Iannello

Students will examine an interdisciplinary perspective of the aging process and the social environments of older adults. Physical, psychological, and social changes are covered. Topics include theories of aging, demographic changes, ageism, vulnerable populations, and problems of income, retirement, housing, and health care. Emphasis is on the particular needs of the older adult and the resources and services available nationally and locally. Field trip included. Prerequisite: HUS 1210, PSY 1510, or SOC 1510; Corequisite: ENG 1510 or Eligibility: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown - Online

SUNY Learning Network - Jamestown
Jan 17 – May 18 TBD
Alcohol/Chem Depend:Treatment — 3430
HUS 2430 – 3 credits
Michelle M. Williams

Builds on previous alcoholism and substance abuse courses to provide an overview of methods used in the field of chemical dependency. Specific focus is on the primary skills required of counselors: group and individual counseling, treatment planning, diagnostic assessment, psycho-social assessment, and case management. The course assumes a working knowledge of alcoholism and other addictions and a prior course in interviewing is suggested. The New York State Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse has reviewed this course and found it consistent with approved standards for 45 hours of education/training for the CASAC. Provider number ED0056AL OASAS. Prerequisite: HUS 1310 or extensive employment in a chemical dependency agency. Prior interviewing course suggested. B.S. and M.S. level individuals are permitted to enroll if they have prior counseling education. HUS 1280 and HUS 2230 recommended. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown - Online

SUNY Learning Network - Jamestown
Jan 17 – May 18 TBD