Program Outcomes - Youth Services Specialty AAS
Upon successful completion of the Youth Services Specialty AAS degree program, the learner will be able to:
- Identify the role & skill set of social workers within the U.S. social welfare system.
- Demonstrate understanding of basic group dynamics.
- Practice facilitating psycho-educational, counseling, and support groups using advanced concepts in group dynamics.
- Apply social work theories & skills to intervention in child abuse and neglect.
- Use crisis theory and crisis intervention techniques in the provision of youth services.
- Apply principles & techniques of community organizing to effect change in society.
- Demonstrate understanding of the youth services delivery system and the principles and techniques of working with youth.
- Describe the policies and procedures of the juvenile justice system.
- Identify the elements which affect the growth and development of children.
- Demonstrate culturally competent communication & interviewing skills.
- Apply the concepts and skills learned in SSE classes in 225 hours of field experience and supervision in a local social service agency.
- Apply knowledge of diversity and use multicultural approaches in service delivery.
- Practice the values and ethics of the social work profession.