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Program Outcomes - Youth Services Specialty AAS

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Youth Services Specialty AAS degree program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the role & skill set of social workers within the U.S. social welfare system.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of basic group dynamics.
  3. Practice facilitating psycho-educational, counseling, and support groups using advanced concepts in group dynamics.
  4. Apply social work theories & skills to intervention in child abuse and neglect.
  5. Use crisis theory and crisis intervention techniques in the provision of youth services.
  6. Apply principles & techniques of community organizing to effect change in society.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of the youth services delivery system and the principles and techniques of working with youth.
  8. Describe the policies and procedures of the juvenile justice system.
  9. Identify the elements which affect the growth and development of children.
  10. Demonstrate culturally competent communication & interviewing skills.
  11. Apply the concepts and skills learned in SSE classes in 225 hours of field experience and supervision in a local social service agency.
  12. Apply knowledge of diversity and use multicultural approaches in service delivery.
  13. Practice the values and ethics of the social work profession.