Child Welfare Specialization Child Protection Practicum
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. The practicum is 350 hours.
- 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.
- SOCW 304 or 304A: and
- all of SOCW 319, SOCW 350A, SOCW 350B, SOCW 354, SOCW 356; and
- either SOCW 475 and SOCW 469 or SOCW 471 for students in the Child Welfare Specialization; or
- SOCW 491 and SOCW 492 for students in the Indigenous Child Welfare Specialization.
Pre- or Co-requisites:
- For students in the Child Welfare Specialization:
- All of SOCW 413, SOCW 451, SOCW 476.
- For students in the Indigenous Child Welfare Specialization:
- SOCW 413 and SOCW 451.
Grading: INP, COM, N, F.