SOCW 404

Child Welfare Specialization: Child Protection Practicum

Units: 4.5

In this second BSW practicum (350 hours), students will have further opportunity to develop, refine and apply generalist practice knowledge, skills, values and ethics. Under supervision in a mandated child protection setting, students will apply child welfare law and policy to direct practice in child protection investigation, interviewing, assessment and court procedures; guardianship and care plans; and various aspects of case management.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of SOCW 404, SOCW 404A, SOCW 402.
  • Students must submit an application for practicum approximately two terms in advance of registration in order to ensure adequate time is available for planning and organizing their practicum (see Social Work web site for dates).
  • A concurrent seminar or approved equivalent will be required.
  • Students completing a 3.0 unit SOCW 304 practicum must complete a 420 hour SOCW 404.
  • Social Work accreditation standards require that students spend the hours noted above in practice. Students may be required to complete training prior or during their practicum. Training can only be counted as practicum hours in exceptional circumstances and with the permission of the faculty liaison.
  • students may be required to complete a Ministry of Children and Family Development or Indigenous Delegated Authority Partial Delegation Exam prior to or during their practicum placement. Non-BC students may be required to meet the requirements applicable in other jurisdictions.


Pre- or Co-requisites:

Grading: INP, COM, N, F.

Undergraduate course in Social Work offered by the School of Social Work in the Faculty of Human and Social Development.

Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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