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Approx. 11 hours to complete
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What you will 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.

Skills you will gain

  • Formulate practice strategies to overcome the historic biases in social welfare programs
  • distinguish the values inherent in each social policy initiative
  • differentiate alternative approaches to social policy problems
  • Critique components of a social policy based on their effectiveness at meeting the goals stated in the initiative
  • develop social welfare policy analysis and reform proposals
Flexible deadlines
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Shareable Certificate
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100% online
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Approx. 11 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Policies for Families and Children

3 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 73 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Policies for Poor Families and Children

2 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 48 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Policies for Persons with Disabilities

2 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Policies for Older Adults

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 50 min)

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Social Policy for Social Services & Health Practitioners

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