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SOWK 201 Fields of Practice

This paper provides students with an intoduction to the challenges of human service practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It covers the fundamental knowledge and values bases underlying human and social serices, introducing a range of fields of social service practice. Objectives for the paper include gaining knowledge of the history of social services in Aotearoa New Zealand, and an understanding of professional issues in human service practice such as values and ethics, working across difference, theory in practice. Students also gain knowledge of selected fields covered by social/human services work and an understandng of how a holistic (ecological) perspective is required for practice within each field.

Co-ordinator - Dr Emily Keddell