1. To provide students with a basic understanding of public school policies, laws, procedures, roles, and expectations of all players including, administrators, staff (counselors, psychologists, social workers, custodians, coaches) parents and students.
2. To develop an awareness of the resources available in the community to assist families in the school setting.
3. To provide students the opportunity to reflect, synthesize and apply the various concepts examined in class in the context of their own experiences and understanding.
4. Understand the role and expectation of a school social worker.
5. Gain familiarity with research methods into effectiveness of social work practice in schools.
6. Gain knowledge of NASW's standards of school social work practice.