Family Sociology for SSW

SSWK 1002

Course description

Students discuss the variations of family structure, as well as the problems and issues facing contemporary families. Particular attention is paid to the historical and current impact of colonization on Indigenous families. Students examine family development and family functions in the context of environment - work, school and leisure. Focusing on social issues facing families today, students explore intervention approaches, including building resilience, utilized by social service workers (SSW). Students are encouraged to conceptualize the study of family dynamics from a perspective of strength and resilience using an ecological framework and strengths-based approach. The inclusivity of family is explored within the context of gender, EDI (Equity, Diversity & Inclusion), and social justice. Students are introduced to evidence-based practice and information literacy within the framework of family sociology.



Course Hours


Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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