|SWK 648 – Social Work Practice with Veterans (Elective)|
3 credit hoursPrerequisites: SWK 610 – Leadership and all foundation courses
This course prepares graduate social work students for assessing, treating, and coordinating care/services for US military veterans and their families. Specific attention is given to training participants on how to provide social work services within organizations dedicated to caring for and supporting veterans and their families such as the Veterans Administration (VA) and other veteran service organizations. This includes learning to assess and treat homeless veterans. Participants will learn and practice frequently utilized social work skills for working with veterans such as psychosocial assessment, case management and crisis intervention. The course purposely seeks to assure participants repeatedly apply research-supported clinical practice theories and approaches to a broad range of veteran case scenarios. It incorporates the Saint Leo University Core values of community and respect by preparing future clinical social workers to treat and inclusively care for members of society who have been impacted by military participation.