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Spring 2 2010

Ms. L. Tieszen
2.5 credits
Course offered 2007-2008. Alternate year course.
Lectures, seminars. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Presents the crucial role of social services in maintaining and promoting the health of children and their families. Beginning with a historical overview of social services in the U.S., the course examines current political trends that structure the content and delivery of social services. The social and psychological determinants of the need for social services focus on events of public health relevance, including poverty in childhood, adoption/foster care, family violence, child care, and mental health services for children.
Course Activities: Seminar discussion based on current policy, case discussions and student presentations. (5.06)


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Spring 2 2008

Ms. L. Tieszen
2.5 credits
Course offered 2007-2008. Alternate year course.
Lectures, seminars. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

Presents the crucial role of social services in maintaining and promoting the health of children and their families. Beginning with a historical overview of social services in the U.S., the course examines current political trends that structure the content and delivery of social services. The social and psychological determinants of the need for social services focus on events of public health relevance, including poverty in childhood, adoption/foster care, family violence, child care, and mental health services for children.
Course Activities: Seminar discussion based on current policy, case discussions and student presentations. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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