Families, Youth, and Transition to Adulthood (FYT)

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This specialization recognizes that social conditions greatly impact the ability of families and children to be safe, be resilient, remain housed, have access to healthcare, endure as a unit of care and support, offer nurturance and sustenance, have access to and succeed in the educational system, and remain outside the criminal justice system. Social workers comprise the primary workforce in this domain of practice, developing culturally responsive policies, planning and implementing community programs, designing and supervising psycho-educational prevention programs, and providing individual, group and family services to assist individuals in the community and in schools.

This specialization will develop competencies for students interested in practice, research, policy and systemic change in areas such as:

  • Child/Family Well-Being and Economic Stability
  • Child Maltreatment and Child Welfare• School Social Work
  • Social Work in Higher Education• Interpersonal and Community Violence/Trauma
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Youth Services and Policies (disabilities, education, etc.)

 

FALL SEMESTERSPRING SEMESTER
 HWC 502 - Field Education IIIHWC 503 - Field Education IV

HWC 531 - Advanced Practice Skills I: Clinical Interventions with Children, Youth, & Families

HWC 532 - Advanced Practice Skills II: Clinical Interventions: MI, CBT, & DBT Skills

HWC 534 - Advanced Policy Practice

HWC 535 - Systems of Care: Critical Approaches and Analysis

HWC 519 - Psychopathology & PsychopharmacologyElective
ElectiveElective

*Psychopathology and three electives may be taken in any semester after the successful completion of the First Year. 

 

Elective Courses

  • HWC 545- (NYC) Individual, Family, and Group Treatment of Alcohol & Substance Use
  • HWC 545- (SB) Individual, Family, and Group Treatment of Alcohol & Substance Use
  • HWC 547- (SB) Managing Conflict:  Groups, Organizations and Communities
  • HWC 555- (ONLINE)- Supervision in Health and Human Service Organizations
  • HWC 556- (ONLINE) - Proposal Writing in Health and Human services
  • HWC 569- (SB) Childhood Sexual Abuse and Long-Term Sequelae: Assessment and Intervention
  • HWC 577- (ONLINE)-  Program Evaluation in Health and Human Service Programs
  • HWC 578-  (SB) Advanced Social Work with Groups 
  • HWC 579- (SB) LGBT* in Social Work Practice: Micro Interventions and Political Change
  • HWC 579-  (SB) Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Issues 
  • HWC 579- (SB) Social Work in Higher Education
  • HWC 579- (SB) School Social Work
  • HWC 579- (NYC) Social Work Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Families
  • HWC 579- (SB) Social Work Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Families
  • HWC 579- (SB) Dynamics and Therapeutic Interventions with People Impacted by Trauma
  • HWC 579- (NYC) Therapeutic Approaches for People with Disabilities in Healthcare Settings
  • HWC 581- (SB) Public Health and Community Health Intervention
  • HWC 584- (SB) Social Work Practice with the Military and Military Families 

 


Example Schedule Fall (Coming Soon)


Stony Brook Campus

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* indicates elective

 

Manhattan Campus

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday

 

 

* indicates elective

 


Required Courses and Descriptions

HWC 531 - Advanced Practice Skills I: Clinical Interventions with Children, Youth, & Families 
This course emphasizes the understanding of developmental theories and application to culturally responsive practice with families, youth, and young adults. Focus is placed on recognizing developmental issues and their implications for assessment, engagement, and early intervention strategies. Familial, cultural, and environmental factors that influence development are discussed. Must be taken concurrently with HWC 502.

3 credits, Fall Semester

 

HWC 532 - Advanced Practice Skills II:  Clinical Interventions: MI, CBT, & DBT Skills
Building on the knowledge and skills in Advanced Practice Skills I, this course focuses on enhancing clinical effectiveness in interactions with children, adolescents, and young adults by strengthening assessment and diagnostic skills and understanding related advanced theory. Topics include child welfare related interviewing skills, parenting and communication, advanced solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral health assessment and interventions, rapid assessment tools, and forensic therapeutic interventions. All of these topics are addressed within a trauma- and culturally-responsive framework. Professional and ethical considerations, evaluation of intervention effectiveness, and service delivery in an agency context are woven throughout the course. Must be taken concurrently with HWC 503.

3 credits, Spring Semester


HWC 534 - Advanced Policy Practice 
This course surveys historical and current policies relevant to social work practice with families, youth, and young adults. Students will engage in policy analysis including a critical analysis of oppression and inequality in the context of child and family federal policies.  In addition, the course will explore culturally sensitive skill development and competencies related to policy practice including social action and activism. 

3 credits, Fall Semester

 

HWC 535 - Systems of Care: Critical Approaches and Analysis 
This course provides a framework to examine the various systems of care affecting youth, families, and young adults. It explores advanced practice within local, state, and federal child welfare, education, and juvenile justice systems. Focus is placed on strategic planning, evaluation, program development, and organizational analysis including inter- and intra-organizational contexts.

3 credits, Spring Semester