Columbia University
Social Services for Families, Seniors and Those with Disabilities
Columbia University

Social Services for Families, Seniors and Those with Disabilities

This course is part of Social Policy for Social Services & Health Practitioners Specialization

Taught in English

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John Robertson

Instructor: John Robertson

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10 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Describe the income and services support system including eligibility and benefits for families, poor families, people with disabilities and seniors

  • Explain the issues involved in addressing the income and service needs of or families, poor families, people with disabilities and seniors

  • Integrate US values debate - the tension between self-sufficiency & investment - in understanding the income and service system for the populations

  • Honors: Develop policy recommendations based on on research of practices on the ground in preparation for a professional policy analysis.

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Course

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, the learner will differentiate the various needs of families raising children in the contemporary world and will compare various approaches to providing safety, stimulation and resources to the family. The module will examine childcare, employment and income supports

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15 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

In this module, the learner will analyze the effects of poverty on the life and development of children. The module will examine safety net programs to address child and family poverty including: TANF, SNAP, WIC and the EITC

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13 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

In this module, the learner will evaluate US policy for people living with disabilities. The module will describe the civil protections for people with disabilities and will differentiate the major public programs that support people living with disabilities.

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14 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

This module will evaluate the population changes occurring in the aging US population and its implications for future social and health policy. The module will analyze the social insurance system for older Americans and will critique various solutions to addressing the graying of the US

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12 videos1 quiz2 peer reviews

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4.9 (37 ratings)
John Robertson
Columbia University
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