Human Services - Fall 2018

Intro to Human Services — 3219
HUS 1210 – 3 credits
Francis G. Lachappelle

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

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 311
Aug 27 – Dec 20 Mon, Wed, Fri 11:00 am – 11:50 am
Intro to Family Systems — 3221
HUS 1280 – 3 credits
Francis G. Lachappelle

Students will examine the systems theory approach to family organization and functioning, integrating the theory and beginning clinical interventions used in working with families. Topics include the family life cycle, family structure, assessment techniques, family crises, and parent-child interaction. Corequisite: ENG 1510 or Eligibility: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 311
Aug 28 – Dec 20 Tue, Thu 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Field Placement I-Social Work — 3222
HUS 2210 – 5 credits
Francis G. Lachappelle

Students will gain practical experience participating in a minimum of 135 hours of supervised work in a human service agency. Students will also participate in a weekly seminar which focuses on developing knowledge of agency networking, teamwork, applied ethics, and communication skills. The seminar also focuses on students' experiences, problems, and special interests. The student, faculty coordinator, and agency supervisor work together to develop an appropriate learning experience for the student. Students are responsible for assigned readings and a weekly written log of the field experience in addition to other assignments. Prerequisites: HUS 1210 with a C or better, a minimum of 3 credits of human services electives with a C or better, HUS 1410, and permission of the human services faculty; Corequisite: ENG 1530. Application required; must be a program major. Social science majors transferring to a four-year social work or human services program may also apply. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 231
Aug 27 – Dec 20 Mon 2:40 pm – 4:20 pm
Field Placement I: Addictions — 3907
HUS 2215 – 5 credits
Francis G. Lachappelle

Students will gain practical experience participating in a minimum of 135 hours of supervised work in an OASAS approved addiction setting under the supervision of a qualified health practitioner (QHP). All students will fulfill a learning contract which includes practical training in the following areas: Screening, intake, orientation, assessment, evaluation and intervention, referral, treatment planning, counseling, crisis intervention, patient education, case management, reporting and record keeping, and consultation with other professionals. Students will participate in a weekly seminar which focuses on developing knowledge of agency networking, teamwork, applied ethics, communication skills, and integration of theory with practice. The seminar also focuses on students' experiences, problems, and special interests. Students are responsible for assigned readings and a weekly written log of the field experience in addition to other assignments. Prerequisite: HUS 1310 (with a C or better), HUS 1410, and a minimum of three additional credits of Addictions core coursework or demonstrated employment. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 231
Aug 27 – Dec 20 Mon 2:40 pm – 4:20 pm
Field Placement II — 3908
HUS 2220 – 0 or 5 credits

Students will gain practical experience participating in a minimum of 135 hours of supervised work in a different agency or using a higher skill set than used in HUS 2210. Students will also participate in a weekly seminar which focuses on learning to develop a helping relationship. Students will learn about the characteristics of the helper and client, and techniques of helping that are appropriate to their agency situations. Opportunities for analysis of personal characteristics and development of skills in the helping relationship will be provided during both practicum and seminar. Students are responsible for assigned readings and a weekly written log of the field experience in addition to other assignments. Prerequisites: HUS 22l0 with a C or better and permission of the human services faculty. Application required; must be a program major. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Policy And Organization — 3106
HUS 2250 – 3 credits
Catherine A. Iannello

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

Cattaraugus County Campus

College Center 227
Aug 27 – Dec 20 Mon, Wed 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm