Tompkins Cortland Community College

HUMS128 - The Family: Strength-Based Intervention


A systems model is used to assess families' strengths and weaknesses in reference to meeting basic human needs of each member. Understanding the family in the social environment, emphasizing the strengths, resources, and unused opportunities of each family member, and identifying interventions available to the human services worker are studied. Priority is given to the study of the challenges most frequently encountered by families. Prerequisites: Prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Spring semester.