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Summer 2017

Online               June 8-August 3                                                            3 credit hours

Personal finance terminology, ratios, financial statements, individual and family finance problems, decision options, decision consequences, and decision-making skills are studied to understand their influence on clients' underlying financial problems in social work practice. Included is an examination of the material from a strengths based behavioral perspective including understanding the role of diversity factors.

Online               June 8-August 3                                                            3 credit hours

Open to upper division students from all majors.  

This course provides an overview of social work practice with military members, veterans, and military families. Students will learn to appreciate the unique experiences and stresses of military members and their families, and resultant implications for helping professionals serving this population. Topics to be included: warfare’s historical role in shaping public policy, common psychosocial problems and stresses experienced by military members, veterans, and military families, and a survey of evidence-based treatments for common psychopathologies and psychosocial problems experienced by this population.

Mondays – 5:30pm – 9:30pm, June 12-July 31

Open to students from all majors                                                 3 credit hours

Designed to enhance professional judgment and clinical decision-making concerning child and adolescent clients, this course provides knowledge and skills for assessment and intervention concerning a broad range of biopsychosocial disorders, including situationally precipitated conditions or disorders. An integrative, comparative, and analytic approach is used to explore The relationship between these conditions and the matrix created by biology, society, culture and environment, and to apply this knowledge to assessment and treatment.

Thursdays – 1:00pm – 3:30pm   June 8-August 3                                    3 credit hours

Open to students from all majors

This course will familiarize the student with grant writing for the non-profit sector. Students will learn how to effectively prepare and submit grants. Persuasive writing, program planning and development, budgeting, finding appropriate funding sources, and other related topics will be covered.

Online               June 8-August 3                                                            3 credit hours

Open to students from all majors

This elective will teach students about empowerment, particularly in terms of communities and specific populations with which social workers might wish to specialize. Students will learn various components and strategies for empowerment, ranging from education to policy, information, the media, community building, and health. Students will also learn about community and inter professional collaboration in social work and related professions, and how to work with others in achieving empowerment and success in community building.

Fall 2017

Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9:30am – 10:45am                                                                   3 credit hours    

Open to students from all majors     

An examination of poverty in various non-Western cultures. The course will cover the nature, scope, and distribution of poverty, definitions of poverty, common characteristics of the poor, as well as cultural traditions and folkways which contribute to the problem. Social welfare responses and humanitarian efforts which address the problem are examined.

Online                                                                                                                           3 credit hours

This course assists students in developing an in-depth understanding of complex, global social problems accounting for their cultural context through application of a theoretical and conceptual framework to prepare them for international social work or work with immigrants and refugees in the United States. The course explores international social development, globalization, socio-political and economic interdependence, and global social issues, models of social development, and international social work practice at home and abroad.

Online               Open to students from all majors                                                 3 credit hours

The course is designed to provide students with opportunities to explore the prevalence and impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) and history of systemic response to it. Students will be introduced to methods of engagement, assessment, and intervention based on current research and practice knowledge. Particular attention will be given to the examination of personal and professional values regarding IPV as well as co-occurring issues.

Online               Open to upper division students from all majors.                                       3 credit hours

Students will learn to appreciate the unique experiences and stresses of military members and their families, and resultant implications for helping professionals serving this population. Topics to be included: warfare’s historical role in shaping public policy, common psychosocial problems and stresses experienced by military members, veterans, and military families, and a survey of evidence-based treatments for common psychopathologies and psychosocial problems experienced by this population.

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Tuesdays and Thursdays – 12:30pm-1:45pm                                                                   3 credit hours

Open to students from all majors

Students will tackle important issues such as racism, sexism, heterosexism, poverty, and more. This class will provide students with an opportunity to engage in dialogue, discussion, and action.

Online               Open to students from all majors                                                 3 credit hours

This course is designed to challenge and develop the student’s knowledge of and ways of thinking about substance use and misuse in contemporary society. It provides clinical and scientific knowledge about the nature of substance misuse, the effect of substance misuse on individuals, families, health, and development, and evidence based treatment and prevention approaches.

Online – 8 week course                                                                                                  1 credit hour

Section 209 – August 23-October 18       Section 211 – October 18-December 8

This course offers an introduction to elements of self-care for the helping professionals who are at increased risk of burnout; this class provides opportunities for students to identify risk factors and coping mechanisms to reduce the occurrence of burnout.

Online               Open to students from all majors                                                 3 credit hours

This class will explore the problems and needs of the elderly and the role of the social worker in assessment, planning and providing services.  Students will be directly involved with aging individuals, their needs and the delivery of services for them.

Online hybrid*   Open to upper division students from all majors                                       3 credit hours

Mon/Wed 4:30pm-5:45pm (*online with a few face-to-face meetings on campus)

This course examines the public health problem of suicide, with specific attention to prevention, intervention, and postvention approaches. Topics include suicide epidemiology and underlying theory and risk and protective factors for suicide. Evidence-based practices and ethical considerations with suicidal clients, including learning directly from individuals with lived experience with suicidality and suicide loss survivors is emphasized as well as understanding current state and national strategies and policies for suicide prevention.

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Katie Wilder, MSW, CSW

Academic Advisor for Lexington campus pre-social work and social work majors

To schedule an appointment:

katie.fort@uky.edu

859-257-2316

607 Patterson Office Tower

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Jaime Wainscott, MSW, CSW

Academic Advisor for Lexington campus pre-social work and social work majors

To schedule an appointment:

jaime.wainscott@uky.edu

859-257-6657

603 Patterson Office Tower

Jessica Williamson, MSW

Academic Advisor for Hazard campus pre-social work and social work majors

To schedule an appointment:

jessica.akers3@uky.edu

606-439-0755 ext. 33464

Center of Excellence in Rural Health – Hazard

Office: B-325A