Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
    Oct 02, 2023  
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Worden School of Social Service

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Dean: Maureen Cuevas, PhD

Mission Statement

In accordance with the Catholic teachings of social justice and the philosophy and purposes of Our Lady of the Lake University, and in adherence to the purposes of social work education articulated by the Council on Social Work Education, the mission of the Worden School of Social Service is:

  • To develop competent social workers for specialized intervention in direct practice with Hispanic/Latino children and families;
  • To prepare social workers for professional practice in culturally diverse settings especially agencies that serve clients from economically disadvantaged backgrounds; and
  • To generate and disseminate knowledge that advances social and economic justice enhances human wellbeing; and promotes effective practice with emphasis on Hispanic/Latino children and families.

MSW Learning Outcomes By the conclusion of the MSW program, each graduate will be able to:

  1. Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly.
  2. Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.
  3. Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
  4. Engage diversity and difference in practice.
  5. Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
  6. Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
  7. Apply knowledge of human behavioral and the social environment.
  8. Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic ell-being and to deliver effective social work services.
  9. Respond to contexts that shape practice
  10. Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

The Worden School of Social Service offers programs fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (1725 Duke St., Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457, Phone: 703-683-8099, Web site: leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work.

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