Examination of theory, knowledge, and practice skills needed to understand and engage with families from a generalist practice perspective. Emphasis placed on viewing human behavior and social problems as multi-casual. The course begins by reviewing issues of diversity in family forms and backgrounds, and significant historical changes in the structure and functions of American families. The planned change process for addressing family challenges and assets is stressed with an emphasis on evidence-based family intervention. Students develop an understanding of how human diversity and ethics impacts the functioning of families.



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