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Course Number:
HUS 251
Course Title:
Case Management in Child Welfare
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Course Description

Introduces population-specific principles, practices, models, and issues involved in case management in child welfare. Covers skill building practice for family assessments, trauma informed interviewing, dual relationship service delivery, information management, and basics of testifying. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Upon completion of this course, students will be working toward competency in the following Oregon Child Welfare Care Work Competency areas: 

Skill Set 3: Legal Aspects of Child Protection

3.2 Ability to gather, prepare, and document case information for court. 

Skill Set 5: Fundamentals of Screening Procedures

 5.1 Ability to receive and document information from reporting parties.

 5.2 Ability to screen referrals to determine the level of priority for agency response.

Skill Set 6: Fundamentals of Case Planning and Family-Centered Casework

6.3 Ability to complete case documentation while organizing and maintaining family case records.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Apply basic tools of case management with families and children involved with child welfare systems.
  • Analyze the ethical considerations of case management as applied to the needs of diverse populations in child welfare settings.
  • Apply an understanding of case management processes through interviewing, active listening, consultation, and dissemination of critical information.

Course Activities and Design

  • Role play demonstrations

  • Small/Large group discussion

  • Guest speakers

  • Lectures

  • Case study analysis

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Interviews

  • Paper on Special Populations

  • Role play and demonstration

  • Individual reflection journal

  • Case study analysis 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Assessment

  • Intake

  • Service Delivery

  • Information Management