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SSE110 Introduction to Social Welfare Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the social welfare system. Includes historical context, approaches to service delivery, social welfare as an institution, development of the social work profession, practice methods, professional values and code of ethics, private and public funding sources, bureaucratic structures, community resources, and welfare myths and realities. Also includes social problems and special populations, cultural awareness and competency, use of technology, professional organizations, and public policy and future trends.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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SSE111 Group Work Credit Hours: 3.00
Examination of group dynamics using experiential learning. Includes goals, communication patterns, leadership, power and influence, decision-making, conflict resolution, controversy, creativity, problem solving, diversity, and personal growth within groups. Also includes application of concepts through observation, group exercises, and case studies.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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SSE121 Study of Substance Use Disorders Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the study of substance use disorders in the United States. Includes history of substance use and historical development of prohibitions, classification and effects of substances, diagnosis and assessment of substance use disorders, theories of addiction and treatment strategies, and funding sources for treatment programs. Also includes cross-cultural perspectives; co-occurring disorders and integrated treatment modalities; treatment interventions; special populations; ethical issues; and education, resources, and prevention.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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SSE123 Prevention of Substance Use Disorders Credit Hours: 3.00
Comprehensive review of approaches to prevention of substance use disorders. Includes principles of prevention; risk factors, protective factors, resilience; and systems-oriented and client-oriented prevention strategies. Also includes controversial prevention issues, client-oriented prevention programs and funding, special populations, prevention in the workplace, and program evaluation.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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SSE128 Introduction to Behavioral Health Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the behavioral health care system in southern Arizona. Includes providing excellent service, ethics and boundaries, engagement and clinical documentation, introduction to service planning and covered services, management of complex needs, and strength-based behavioral health general assessment training. Also includes demographic data set, court ordered treatment, covered services, behavioral health enhanced assessment training, and clinical training standardized self-study modules.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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SSE140 Domestic Violence: Causes and Cures Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of historical and contemporary causes of domestic violence. Includes laws and law enforcement, society, populations victimized, and diagnosis and treatment techniques. Also includes community resources, treatment centers, and support groups, cultural awareness, special populations at risk, and theories explaining the prevalence of domestic violence.
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Offered: Spring.
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SSE146 Child Abuse Intervention and Protection Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of the scope and nature of child abuse and neglect. Includes child abuse from historical and cultural perspectives, context of the family and child development, analyzing dynamics, identifying symptoms and assessing risks, short-term and long-term effects of child abuse, intervention and the roles of professionals, and prevention management of child abuse cases.
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Offered: Fall.
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SSE154 Nutrition Credit Hours: 3.00
Examination of nutrients and their use by the body for growth and development. Includes maintenance of health through proper diet.
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Information: Same as FSN 154.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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SSE160 Introduction to Youth Services Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the field of youth services as offered through voluntary youth organizations, social service and child welfare agencies, juvenile detention and correctional agencies and community health care agencies. Includes youth services for children, dependent children, delinquent children, challenged and special needs youth, and practice issues and prevention in youth services.
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Offered: Fall.
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SSE170 Community Health Advisor Credit Hours: 3.00
Preparation of Community Health Advisors for outreach disease prevention, advocacy, education, and referral services within prescribed communities. Includes national and local history of community health work programs, overview of the health services system, communication and relationship building skills, coping with stress, personal health, building self-esteem, and dealing with feelings. Also includes presentation skills, using support materials, interacting with other agencies within the community, managing home visits, dealing with challenging situations, professional issues, and empowering and mobilizing for action.
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Offered: Fall.
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SSE204 Counseling in a Multicultural Setting Credit Hours: 3.00
Concepts, techniques, and skills in values, perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors emphasizing intercultural communication patterns within a counseling setting. Includes culture and counseling, profiles of Americans, profiles of special populations, differences, cultural elements in counseling, dynamic factors, common terminology, disparities in treatment, counseling, and counseling theories.
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Recommendation: Completion of SSE 110 before enrolling in this course. Those students pursuing the Behavioral Health Certificate are highly recommended to complete BHS 132 before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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SSE205 Case Report Writing Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the principles, concepts, techniques and necessary skills to create and maintain case report records. Includes case report writing, report content, ethical and legal issues, current trends in behavioral health case report writing, and cultural competence.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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SSE210 Community Organization and Development Credit Hours: 3.00
An examination, principles, and techniques of community organizing to effect change in America. Includes current conditions, theoretical frameworks, community change, overcoming resistance, professional practice and ethics, promoting neighborhood change, using information technology, planning for action, personal power, and people as a valuable resource. Also includes developing resources and funding, use of the media, community development, principles for effective leadership, strategies for institutional change, and government structure and legislative lobbying.
Prerequisite(s): SSE 110.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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SSE211 Group Technique Applications Credit Hours: 3.00
Application of advanced concepts in group dynamics. Includes skill development and preparation for group facilitation in the community through in-class experiential learning. Also includes community-group case studies, ethical standards, and multicultural issues.
Prerequisite(s): SSE 111.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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SSE220 Treatment of the Substance Use Disorders Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles and techniques of treating substance use disorders. Includes treatment modalities, helping, treatment plans, case studies, withdrawal, and value clarification. Also includes role playing in treatment situations, causes of substance use disorders, and integration of treatment for substance use disorders and case management skills.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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SSE222 Political, Legal and Ethical Aspects of Substance Use Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of substance use and the law. Includes historical and legal overview, major legislation and court decisions; substances and their effects, substance classification, and the concept of addiction; nature, uses, legal status, and social and economic aspects of the major psychoactive drugs. Also includes attitudes toward substance use and the connection between substance use, crime, and gangs; implications of decriminalization or legalization of substances, international drug trafficking and its effect on U.S. policy and programs, law enforcement, and ethics and ethical practice.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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SSE224 Substance Use Disorders Among Diverse and Credit Hours: 3.00
Special Needs Populations Examination and focus on understanding racial and ethnic differences in the prevalence of substance use disorders. Includes culture and substance use disorders, ethnic and racial groups, profiles of special populations, differences, cultural elements and relationships, dynamic factors, common terminology, counseling, and counseling theories.
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Offered: Spring.
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SSE242 Crisis Intervention, Theory and Techniques Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles and practice of crisis intervention. Includes crisis intervention theory, skills of crisis intervention, handling specific types of crises, large-scale community crises, crises worker issues and challenges, and community response to crises.
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Offered: Spring.
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SSE281 Social Service Delivery Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Study of the social service delivery system. Includes the profession of social work, social work roles, service delivery systems, special and diverse populations, and diversity issues related to service delivery.
Prerequisite(s): SSE 110.
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Information: Requires 40 hours of classroom-mediated community agency contact.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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SSE285 Foundations of Social Work Practice Credit Hours: 3.00
Theoretical foundation and skill base for effective culturally competent communication and interviewing with individuals, families, small groups, and larger systems. Includes framework for multicultural understanding and social work practice, interpersonal communication in professional helping relationships, major helping and developmental theories, and personal and professional development.
Prerequisite(s): SSE 281 or concurrent enrollment.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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SSE289 Topics in Community Involvement Credit Hours: 1-6.00
Direct, constructive student involvement in community problems. Includes social change and community service, action planning, change strategies, mobilizing personal power, team membership, causes of community problems, evaluation procedures, formal and informal community resources, geographic and functional communities, and roles of change agents and community service agents.
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Information: Students employed or working as volunteers with agencies or groups may get credit for those activities under this course.
Information: Same as SOC 289.
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of six credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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SSE290 Youth Services Field Experience Credit Hours: 4.00
Supervised placement in community youth serving agencies. Includes completion of written assignments, regular supervision services with agency supervisors, assistance with resume writing, orientation to agencies in the community, and evaluation of student performance.
Prerequisite(s): SSE 160, 285.
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Recommendation: Consult instructor for alternative prerequisites.
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of eight credit hours. Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course. Students complete 225 clock hours of direct service at a youth serving organization during the semester.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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SSE292 Social Services Field Experience Credit Hours: 4.00
Supervised placement in community social services agencies. Includes completion of written assignments, regular supervision service with agency supervisors, assistance with resume writing, orientation to agencies in the community, and evaluation of student performance.
Prerequisite(s): SSE 285.
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Recommendation: Consult instructor for alternative prerequisites.
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of eight credit hours. Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course. Students complete 225 clock hours of direct service at a social service organization during the semester.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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SSE293 Community Health and Development Field Experience Credit Hours: 4.00
Community health and development skills practiced and evaluated in community-based health, human service, education and community agencies and settings. Includes supervised placement in an appropriate social service agency or organization, supervisory services and site visits, orientation to community agencies and organizations, field experience evaluation, and classroom seminars.
Prerequisite(s): SSE 170.
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Information: Students complete 225 clock hours of direct service at a community health and development organization during the semester.
Offered: Spring.
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SSE296 Independent Study in Social Services Credit Hours: 1-3.00
Advanced projects, research and learning in the social services. Content to be determined by conference between student and instructor.
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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of nine credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.