Human Services Technology

The Human Services Technology curriculum prepares students for entry and mid-level positions in institutions and agencies that provide social, community and educational services.

Students take courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed on development of relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes in human services. Fieldwork experience provides opportunities for application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, childcare, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction and educational agencies.

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Human Services Technology (A45380)

Degree Awarded

The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Human Services Technology is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.

Admissions

  • Complete required CPCC application.
  • Submit high school transcripts as well as any college transcripts.
  • Take required placement tests.
  • Complete required Developmental Studies reading and writing classes with a “C” or better.
  • Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites. Check the Courses section for details.

Program Accreditation

Some Human Services Technology Substance Abuse courses may be used in applying for certification by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board. Course materials help students become eligible to take the Human Services Board Certified Credential exam (HS-BCP), a national Human Services Credential.

The Human Services Technology Associates Degree in Applied Sciences has articulation agreements with the Queens University of Charlotte and Pfeiffer University.  Many of the Human Services courses are accepted in these Universities.  Some of these courses may also be approved by Gardner-Webb and Wingate University.

Notes

Students must receive a final grade of “C” or higher in all DDT, HSE, SAB and GRO courses in order to receive credit toward a Human Services Technology degree or certificate.

Internships in a variety of community agencies enable students to gain specialized experience to parallel their classroom work.

A suggested course sequence list is available from the program chair.

Contact Information

The Human Services Technology program is in the Health and Human Services Division. For more information, call 704.330.6496, 704.330.6153, or visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/health-human-services.

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General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
Take 3 credits from the following:3.0
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
Literature-Based Research
Professional Research & Reporting
Take 3 credits from the following:3.0
Introduction to Communication
Public Speaking
Take 3 credits from the following:3.0
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy
Quantitative Literacy
Statistical Methods I
Precalculus Algebra
Take 1 course from the following:3.0
Introduction to Sociology
Social Diversity
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Survey of American Art
Non-Western Art History
Dance Appreciation
Theatre Appreciation
Literature of the Theatre
Oral Interpretation
American Literature I
American Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
Western World Literature I
Western World Literature II
Myth in Human Culture
Introduction to Film
Humanities I
Humanities II
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
History of Rock Music
Opera and Musical Theatre
Philosophical Issues
Western Philosophy I
Western Philosophy II
Introduction to Logic
World Religions
Eastern Religions
Western Religions
Introduction to Old Testament
Introduction to New Testament
Religion in America
Major Requirements
HSE 110Introduction to Human Services3.0
HSE 112Group Process I2.0
HSE 123Interviewing Techniques3.0
HSE 125Counseling3.0
HSE 210Human Services Issues2.0
HSE 225Crisis Intervention3.0
PSY 150General Psychology3.0
SOC 213Sociology of the Family3.0
Take one of the following courses:3.0
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Other Major Requirements
HSE 120Interpersonal Relations3.0
HSE 212Group Process II2.0
HSE 220Case Management3.0
HSE 227Children & Adolescents in Crisis3.0
SAB 110Substance Abuse Overview3.0
WBL 111Work-Based Learning I1.0
WBL 115Work-Based Learning Seminar I1.0
WBL 121Work-Based Learning II1.0
WBL 125Work-Based Learning Seminar II1.0
DDT 110Developmental Disabilities3.0
GRO 120Gerontology3.0
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3.0
HSE 242Family Systems3.0
Total Credits73

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Human Services Technology Developmental Disabilities Concentration (A4538A)

The Human Services Technology/Developmental Disabilities program is designed to train students to work with children and adults with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Students will specialize in the areas of developmental disabilities and and intellectual disabilities.

Students will gain an understanding of the handicapping effects of developmental disabilities in medical, psychological, social, educational, vocational and economic terms. Fieldwork and clinical experience in community agencies providing comprehensive services to persons with disabilities and their families will be provided.

Graduates should qualify for employment in group homes, foster care homes, respite services, vocational rehabilitation agencies, sheltered workshops, supported employment programs, adult vocational programs, early childhood education programs and other programs for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities..

Degree Awarded

The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Human Services Technology with a concentration in Developmental Disabilities is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.

Admissions

  • Complete required CPCC application.
  • Submit high school transcripts and any college transcripts.
  • Take required placement tests.
  • Complete required Developmental Studies reading and writing classes with a “C” or better.
  • Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites; check the Courses section for details.

Program Accreditation

Some Human Services Technology courses have been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) for Professional Counselor (NCC) renewal credit. Please check with Human Services program chairs for specific course information. Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse courses may be used in applying for certification by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board.

All Human Services Programs articulate with the Queens University of Charlotte degree in Human and Community Services. Many courses are also accepted at Gardner Webb and Wingate Universities.

Notes

Students must receive a final grade of “C” or higher in all DDT, HSE, SAB and GRO courses in order to receive credit toward a Human Services Technology degree or certificate.

Internships in a variety of community agencies enable students to gain specialized experience to parallel their classroom work. The duration of the internship is fall through spring semester, second year.

A suggested course sequence list is available from the program chair.

Contact Information

The Developmental Disabilities Program is in the Health and Human Services Division. For more information call Calvin Walton at 704.330.6748, or visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/health-human-services.

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General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
Take 3 credits from the following:3.0
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
Professional Research & Reporting
Select one of the following:3.0
Introduction to Communication
Intro to Interpersonal Communication
Public Speaking
Take 3 credits from the following:3.0
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy
Quantitative Literacy
Statistical Methods I
Precalculus Algebra
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Introduction to Sociology
Social Diversity
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Survey of American Art
Non-Western Art History
Dance Appreciation
Theatre Appreciation
Literature of the Theatre
Oral Interpretation
American Literature I
American Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
Western World Literature I
Western World Literature II
Myth in Human Culture
Introduction to Film
Humanities I
Humanities II
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
History of Rock Music
Opera and Musical Theatre
Philosophical Issues
Western Philosophy I
Western Philosophy II
Introduction to Logic
World Religions
Eastern Religions
Western Religions
Introduction to Old Testament
Introduction to New Testament
Religion in America
Major Requirements
HSE 110Introduction to Human Services3.0
HSE 112Group Process I2.0
HSE 123Interviewing Techniques3.0
PSY 150General Psychology3.0
HSE 125Counseling3.0
HSE 210Human Services Issues2.0
HSE 225Crisis Intervention3.0
PSY 241Developmental Psychology3.0
SOC 213Sociology of the Family3.0
Concentration Requirements
WBL 111Work-Based Learning I1.0
WBL 115Work-Based Learning Seminar I1.0
DDT 110Developmental Disabilities3.0
DDT 120Teaching Developmental Disabled3.0
DDT 210DDT Health Issues3.0
DDT 220Program Planning Process3.0
Other Major Requirements
WBL 121Work-Based Learning II1.0
WBL 125Work-Based Learning Seminar II1.0
SAB 110Substance Abuse Overview3.0
CIS 111Basic PC Literacy2.0
HSE 120Interpersonal Relations3.0
GRO 120Gerontology3.0
DDT 230Supported Employment3.0
DDT 240Aging Lifelong Disability3.0
Total Credits76

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Human Services Technology Substance Abuse Concentration (A4538E)

The Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse program is designed to prepare students for a career in the field of substance abuse and assist them in the process of State Certification/Licensure. The program also enables students to transfer their credits earned and pursue a four-year degree.

Course work includes classroom and experiential activities oriented toward an overview of substance use disorders; the physiological, psychological and sociological aspects of addiction; the 12 core functions of a substance abuse professional; the assessment, diagnosing and treatment of substance use disorders; group techniques; family dynamics of addiction; the ethical and legal aspects involved; a basic overview of co-occurring disorders; and a two-semester internship working in the field.

Graduates who continue to complete their certification/licensure through the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board qualify for positions as substance abuse counselors, prevention and education specialist, DWI educators and counselors, residential and halfway house counselors, case managers, community-based program managers and criminal justice addiction professionals.

Degree Awarded

The Associate in Applied Science degree - Human Services Technology with a concentration in Substance Abuse is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.

Program Accreditation

Human Services Technology Substance Abuse courses are approved by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) and accepted toward fulfillment of education credits for both the CSAC, LCAS, CSAPS and CCJP credentials. The two semesters of internship (WBL 111/WBL 115 & WBL 121/WBL 125) which are part of the program also meet NCSAPPB requirements for the 300-hour practicum toward certification/licensure. Human Services Technology Substance Abuse courses are also accepted by NAADAC: the Association for Addiction Professionals for certification/licensure. All Human Services Programs, including the Substance Abuse Program, articulate with Queens University, Gardner Webb University, and Pfeiffer University Human Services/Human Relations Programs.

Admissions

  • Complete required CPCC application.
  • Submit high school transcripts and any college transcripts.
  • Request college transcripts to be evaluated for transfer credit.
  • Take any required placement tests.
  • See Program Chair for advising of course sequence and registration advisement.

Notes

Students must receive a final grade of “C” or higher in all SAB, HSE, DDT and GRO courses in order to receive credit toward a Human Services Technology degree or certificate. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for a student to begin their internship. Internships in a variety of community agencies enable students to gain specialized experience to parallel their classroom work. The duration of the internship is two semesters with a minimum of 320 hours. A suggested course sequence is available from the Program Chair.

Contact Information

The Substance Abuse Program is in the Health and Human Services Division. For more information, visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/health-human-services/substance-abuse/.

Visit Career Coach for career information.

General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
ENG 112Writing and Research in the Disciplines3.0
COM 231Public Speaking3.0
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology3.0
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Myth in Human Culture
Cultural Studies
American Literature I
American Literature II
Music Appreciation
World Religions
Select one of the following:3.0
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy
Quantitative Literacy
Statistical Methods I
Major Requirements
HSE 110Introduction to Human Services3.0
HSE 112Group Process I2.0
HSE 123Interviewing Techniques3.0
HSE 125Counseling3.0
HSE 210Human Services Issues2.0
HSE 225Crisis Intervention3.0
PSY 150General Psychology3.0
SOC 213Sociology of the Family3.0
Take 3 credits from the following:
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Concentration Requirements:
WBL 111Work-Based Learning I1.0
WBL 115Work-Based Learning Seminar I1.0
SAB 110Substance Abuse Overview3.0
SAB 120Intake and Assessment3.0
SAB 125SA Case Management3.0
SAB 135Addictive Process3.0
SAB 240Sab Issues in Client Serv3.0
Other Major Requirements
SAB 210Sub Abuse Counseling3.0
SAB 220Group Techniques/Therapy3.0
SAB 230Family Therapy3.0
SAB 250Prevention and Education2.0
WBL 121Work-Based Learning II1.0
WBL 125Work-Based Learning Seminar II1.0
Take 1 course from the following:3.0
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Interpersonal Relations
Environmental Prevention
Developmental Disabilities
Gerontology
Pharmacology
Total Credits76

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No diplomas offered.

Human Services Technology Certificates (C45380)

Students must receive a final grade of “C” or higher in all DDT, HSE, SAB and GRO courses in order to receive credit toward a Human Services Technology degree or certificate.

Human Services Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Human Services Technology (C45380-C1)

Major Requirements
HSE 110Introduction to Human Services3.0
HSE 112Group Process I2.0
HSE 123Interviewing Techniques3.0
HSE 210Human Services Issues2.0
HSE 225Crisis Intervention3.0
WBL 111Work-Based Learning I1.0
WBL 115Work-Based Learning Seminar I1.0
Total Credits15

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Human Services Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Case Management (C45380-C2)

Major Requirements
HSE 110Introduction to Human Services3.0
HSE 123Interviewing Techniques3.0
HSE 210Human Services Issues2.0
HSE 225Crisis Intervention3.0
HSE 220Case Management3.0
WBL 111Work-Based Learning I1.0
WBL 115Work-Based Learning Seminar I1.0
Total Credits16

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Human Services Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Working with At-Risk Youth (C45380-C3)

Major Requirements
HSE 110Introduction to Human Services3.0
HSE 225Crisis Intervention3.0
HSE 227Children & Adolescents in Crisis3.0
SAB 110Substance Abuse Overview3.0
HSE 242Family Systems3.0
Take 1 of the following courses:
PSY 150General Psychology3.0
or SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology
Total Credits18

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Developmental Disabilities Certificates (C4538A)

Students must receive a final grade of “C” or higher in all DDT, HSE, SAB and GRO courses in order to receive credit toward a Human Services Technology degree or certificate.

Human Services Technology with a Specialization in Developmental Disabilities (C4538A-C1)

This certificate is designed to provide the student with a concentrated course of study in the field of developmental disabilities. Upon completion of the six courses, a certificate will be awarded by the college. This certificate may be applied toward the Associate Degree in Human Services Technology with a concentration in Developmental Disabilities.

For more information, call 704.330.6144. Check our website at www.cpcc.edu/health-human-services.

Major Requirements
DDT 110Developmental Disabilities3.0
DDT 120Teaching Developmental Disabled3.0
DDT 210DDT Health Issues3.0
DDT 220Program Planning Process3.0
DDT 230Supported Employment3.0
DDT 240Aging Lifelong Disability3.0
Total Credits18

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Human Services Technology with a Specialization in Supported Employment (C4538A-C2)

This certificate is designed to provide the student with a concentrated course of study in supported employment methods. Upon completion of the four courses, a certificate will be awarded by the college. This certificate may be applied toward the Associate Degree in Human Services Technology with a concentration in Developmental Disabilities.

For more information, call 704.330.6144. Check our website at www.cpcc.edu/health-human-services.

Major Requirements
DDT 110Developmental Disabilities3.0
DDT 120Teaching Developmental Disabled3.0
DDT 220Program Planning Process3.0
DDT 230Supported Employment3.0
Total Credits12

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Human Services Technology Certificate Specialization in Developmental Disabilities & Deaf Studies (C4538A-C3)

This certificate is designed to provide students with a concentrated, collaborative course of study in Developmental Disabilities and Deaf Studies. A strong emphasis is placed on understanding and supporting people with disabilities who also are deaf or have experienced a significant loss of hearing, Coursework provides students with some basic knowledge of Deaf culture, language diversity, American Sign Language, and services available to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Students also gain familiarity with requirements for accommodations related to communications access and available assistive technologies. An internship is required for completion of this certificate.

Major Requirements
DDT 110Developmental Disabilities3.0
DDT 120Teaching Developmental Disabled3.0
WBL 111Work-Based Learning I1.0
WBL 115Work-Based Learning Seminar I1.0
ASL 1203.0
ASL 225Global Deaf Community3.0
Total Credits14

Human Services Technology Certificte Specialization in Children with Exceptionalities (C4538A-C4)

Major Requirements
EDU 131Child, Family, and Community3.0
EDU 188Issues in Early Childhood Education2.0
EDU 288Advanced Issues in Early Childhood Education2.0
DDT 110Developmental Disabilities3.0
DDT 120Teaching Developmental Disabled3.0
DDT 220Program Planning Process3.0
Total Credits16

Substance Abuse Certificates (C4538E)

Students must receive a final grade of “C” or higher in all DDT, HSE, SAB and GRO courses in order to receive credit toward a Human Services Technology degree or certificate. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for students to begin their internship.

The certificates are designed to provide students with a concentrated course of study in the field of Substance Abuse. Selection of certificate choice depends on the student's specific career goals. Upon completion of these courses, a certificate is awarded by the college. This certificate may be applied towards the initial or renewal of Certification/Licensure through the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board or NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.

Notes

It is strongly recommend that certificate students who are interested in a career as a substance abuse counselor take all of the substance abuse (SAB) courses - not just those required in a particular certificate - to fully prepare for clinical practice, meet Board training requirements and prepare for the Board credentialing exam.

Contact Information

For more information, visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/health-human-services/substance-abuse/.

Human Services Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Substance Abuse (C4538E-C2)

The certificate is designed to provide students with a concentrated course of study in the field of Substance Abuse. Upon completion of the courses, a certificate of study is awarded by the college. Note that this certificate does not include an internship.

Major Requirements
HSE 125Counseling3.0
SAB 110Substance Abuse Overview3.0
SAB 120Intake and Assessment3.0
SAB 125SA Case Management3.0
SAB 210Sub Abuse Counseling3.0
SAB 230Family Therapy3.0
Total Credits18

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Human Services Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Substance Abuse Counseling (C4538E-C3)

This certificate is designed to provide students with a concentrated course of study in the field of Substance Abuse with a strong emphasis on clinical applications. Upon completion of the courses, a certificate of study is awarded by the college. Note that this certificate includes two semesters of internship (WBL).

Major Requirements
HSE 112Group Process I2.0
SAB 110Substance Abuse Overview3.0
SAB 120Intake and Assessment3.0
SAB 240Sab Issues in Client Serv3.0
WBL 111Work-Based Learning I1.0
WBL 115Work-Based Learning Seminar I1.0
SAB 220Group Techniques/Therapy3.0
WBL 121Work-Based Learning II1.0
WBL 125Work-Based Learning Seminar II1.0
Total Credits18

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Human Services Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Substance Abuse & Behavioral Health Prevention (C4538E-C5)

The certificate is designed to provide students with a concentrated course of study in the field of Prevention with a focus on community education, community organizing, and policy advocacy. Upon completion of the courses, a certificate of study is awarded by the college. Note that this certificate may be accomplished completely online and does not include an internship.

Major Requirements
HSE 110Introduction to Human Services3.0
SAB 110Substance Abuse Overview3.0
SAB 240Sab Issues in Client Serv3.0
SAB 250Prevention and Education2.0
SAB 255Environmental Prevention3.0
Total Credits14

Human Services Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Substance Abuse & Criminal Justice (C4538E-C6)

Major Requirements
SAB 110Substance Abuse Overview3.0
SAB 120Intake and Assessment3.0
SAB 240Sab Issues in Client Serv3.0
CJC 111Introduction to Criminal Justice3.0
CJC 112Criminology3.0
CJC 241Community-Based Corrections3.0
Total Credits18

Courses

HSE 110. Introduction to Human Services. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the human services field, including the history, agencies, roles, and careers. Topics include personal/professional characteristics, diverse populations, community resources, disciplines in the field, systems, ethical standards, and major theoretical and treatment approaches. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the knowledge, skills, and roles of the human services worker.

HSE 112. Group Process I. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces interpersonal concepts and group dynamics. Emphasis is placed on self-awareness facilitated by experiential learning in small groups with analysis of personal experiences and the behavior of others. Upon completion, students should be able to show competence in identifying and explaining how people are influenced by their interactions in group settings.

HSE 120. Interpersonal Relations. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the interpersonal and communication skills used in helping relationships and professions. Topics include self-understanding; growth techniques; assertive, passive, and aggressive behaviors; and effective communications in the helping role. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills for effective communications in helping relationships which promote understanding of self, other people, and personal growth.

HSE 123. Interviewing Techniques. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the purpose, structure, focus, and techniques employed in effective interviewing. Emphasis is placed on observing, attending, listening, responding, recording, and summarizing of personal histories with instructor supervision. Upon completion, students should be able to perform the basic interviewing skills needed to function in the helping relationship.

HSE 125. Counseling. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the major approaches to psychotherapy and counseling, including theory, characteristics, and techniques. Emphasis is placed on facilitation of self-exploration, problem solving, decision making, and personal growth. Upon completion, students should be able to understand various theories of counseling and demonstrate counseling techniques.

HSE 210. Human Services Issues. 2.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers current issues and trends in the field of human services. Emphasis is placed on contemporary topics with relevance to special issues in a multi-faceted field. Upon completion, students should be able to integrate the knowledge, skills, and experiences gained in classroom and clinical experiences with emerging trends in the field.

HSE 212. Group Process II. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course is a continuation of the study of interpersonal concepts and group dynamics. Emphasis is placed on self-awareness facilitated by experiential learning in small groups with analysis of personal experiences and the behavior of others. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate their ability to communicate with others and facilitate communications between others.

Prerequisites: Take HSE 112

HSE 220. Case Management. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the variety of tasks associated with professional case management. Topics include treatment planning, needs assessment, referral procedures, and follow-up and integration of services. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively manage the care of the whole person from initial contact through termination of services.

Prerequisites: Take HSE 110 Minimum grade C

HSE 225. Crisis Intervention. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the basic theories and principles of crisis intervention. Emphasis is placed on identifying and demonstrating appropriate and differential techniques for intervening in various crisis situations. Upon completion, students should be able to assess crisis situations and respond appropriately.

HSE 227. Children & Adolescents in Crisis. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the crises affecting children and adolescents in contemporary society. Emphasis is placed on abuse and neglect, suicide and murder, dysfunctional family living, poverty, and violence. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and discuss intervention strategies and available services for the major contemporary crises affecting children and adolescents.

HSE 242. Family Systems. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the concepts of family structure as a system and includes the impact of contemporary society on the family. Topics include systems theory, family structure, blended families, divorce, adoption, and the elderly. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of families as a system and the impact of change on family structure.

Prerequisites: Take One: PSY 150 or SOC 210