BHS301 - Legislation, Policy and Practice

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Subject Title
Legislation, Policy and Practice

Subject Description
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the social service system in Ontario. Students will learn how the social service system is structured, particularly for services that focus on behavioural intervention. Students will learn what services are available to individuals across the lifespan, and about how individuals transition from child to adult services.  Issues of accessibility to services and public policy will be discussed. Students will be encouraged to think critically about the current model of social services in Ontario, and to generate ideas for restructuring, expansion, or re-organization. Students should leave with an understanding of how case management works for clients in Ontario.

Credit Status
one credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

:  At the end of the semester students will be able:
LO 1.Summarize the services available within Ontario’s social service system
LO 2.Explain how social services have been shaped by historical and social forces
LO 3.Discuss how clients enter the social service system and access resources within it
LO 4.Critique the current social service system and formulate suggestions for restructuring or expanding upon it
LO 5.Explain how clients transition into adult services
LO 6.Discuss how public policy and legislation supports the current model of services
LO 7.Explain key legislation and how it relates to social services available in Ontario
LO 8.Outline how corrections and child protective services serve and support clients within the Ontario service system
LO 9.Discuss how professionals collaborate across disciplines in the Ontario service system
LO 10.Appraise the need for case management for clients in Ontario’s social service system
 
 
 

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