Introduction to Human Services and Restorative Justice

HSJ115

Examination of the range of human problems, and the programs and systems designed to help individuals address problems. Explore the roles professionals might assume in human service and restorative justice careers. Includes 30-hour supervised field experience.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Corequisites:
RDG111 or ENL111

Introduction to Interviewing Skills and Intake Processes

HSJ120

Development of the fundamental skills and processes involved in interviewing and assisting individuals in human service and restorative justice practice. Non-HSJ majors may take this course with permission of the instructor.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Corequisites:
ENL111, HSJ115 or HSJ115, RDG111

Diversity and Inclusive Human Service Practice

HSJ210

Examination of the implications of cultural, gender, religious, social, economic, and other factors of diversity as they affect the helping relationship, helping strategies, and the effectiveness of human service and restorative justice fields.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Corequisites:
HSJ115, PSY111 or HSJ115, SOC111

Assessment, Case Management and Crisis Intervention

HSJ223

Principles and practices surrounding the collection of data about persons served and the use of that data in decision-making regarding diagnosis, mental status, service planning, intervention, referral, and follow-up. Emphasis on the use of case management and crisis assessment methods with various populations; practical skill development includes process documentation and supportive interventions for those in crisis such as providing psychological first aid.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
HSJ120 and HSJ210; or
HSR120 and HSR210

Counseling Theories and Techniques

HSJ225

Introduction to a variety of theoretical models of counseling and the techniques that each theory generates. Emphasis on the refinement of basic helping skills and use of those skills in various counseling approaches and interventions with application to specific individuals. Experiential as well as traditional learning is expected of enrolled students

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
HSJ120 and HSJ210 and HSJ223; or
HSR120 and HSR210 and HSR223

Management and Administration in Government and Non-Profit Agencies

HSJ240

Study of planning, evaluation, management, community relations, and other activities that affect the operation of government and non-profit agencies. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
ENL121 and HSJ115 and HSJ225 and HSJ255; or
ENL201 and HSJ115 and HSJ225 and HSJ255; or
ENL121 and HSR115 and HSR225 and HSR255; or
ENL201 and HSR115 and HSR225 and HSR255

Internship I

HSJ255

Supervised fieldwork experience in a human service or restorative justice agency. 250 on-site or direct-contact hours and 16 hours of seminar meetings. Depending on work site requirements, completion of standard basic health appraisal form and receipt of Children's Services Protection Act 33 clearance, State Police clearance, and FBI clearances. As needed.

3 Credits: 1 Lecture, 10 Intership

Corequisites:
ENL201

Prerequisites:
HSJ120 and HSJ210 and PSY201; or
HSJ120 and HSJ210 and PSY203; or
HSR120 and HSR210 and PSY201; or
HSR120 and HSR210 and PSY203

Chemical Dependence: Treatment and Management

HSJ260

Identification and analysis of drug usage and chemical dependency from a historic, medical and psychological perspective. Topical issues explored include the medical model of dependence, generic diagnosis, impact of the disease on family, treatment models, outcomes research, and systemic service processes. Course is open to non-majors. Spring Only.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
HSJ115; or
PSY111; or
SOC111

Families in Crisis

HSJ261

Exploration of family interaction from developmental, systems, and crisis theory perspectives with an emphasis on family crises as temporary dysfunctional states which can be successfully resolved with and without therapeutic intervention. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
HSJ115; or
PSY111; or
SOC111

Criminal Justice

HSJ263

Analysis of relevant topics relating to the American criminal justice system, including the goals and values from present systems; problems in the operation of existing systems; remedies and alternatives to these problems; and future trends. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Serving and Surviving in Human Services

HSJ275

Examination of the idealism that frequently motivates individuals to select the human service fields as a career by exploring the real demands of working with coworkers, rules, regulations, policies, procedures and customs of organizations. Emphasis on dealing with personal issues that may influence the provision of services to clients, and the development of a personal plan of action for surviving in the field as an ethical, self-caring practitioner.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
HSJ223; or
HSR223

Community and Organizational Change

HSJ311

Develops skills for recognizing existing and emergent human needs and for planning successful community and organizational responses to those needs. Exploration of how to apply human service providers' advocacy responsibilities in a macro setting, while at the same time supporting a process of empowerment for both providers and service recipients (the stakeholders). Fall Only.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
HSJ115 and SOC111; or
HSR115 and SOC111

Outdoor Recreation as a Therapeutic Tool

HSJ330

Development of competency in planning, adapting and facilitating a variety of play, structured outdoor activities, challenge games, and selected techniques intended to meet a diverse range of client needs in educational, human services, restorative justice, and health care settings. Exploration of the development, design, selection, application, and safety considerations when employing these techniques/activities. The writing proficiency requirement (WRSELC) for the HSJ Degree must be fulfilled prior to scheduling for this course. Non-Human Services and Restorative Justice majors may take the course with permission of the instructor. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
HSJ275 and WRSELC

Experiential Interventions

HSJ335

Basic principles in using experiential and expressive interventions in the helping relationship. Emphasis on using art, music, writing, movement, drama, play, and cinema, among other approaches, in helping situations such as individual and group counseling, educational and recreational settings, residential programs and psycho-educational groups. Involves both in-class and outside-of-class experiential activities as well as traditional learning. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
HSJ225 and WRSELC; or
HSR225 and WRSELC

Applied Psychiatric Rehabilitation

HSJ350

Introduction to psychiatric rehabilitation for persons with long-term mental illness. Examination of psychiatric rehabilitation program philosophy, principles, models of service delivery, and selected management issues. Emphasis on improved access to education, employment, housing, and social integration is emphasized in the context of achieving community membership for this population. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
PSY201 and WRSELC

Advanced Crisis

HSJ363

Examination of psychosocial crisis theory. Designed to refine effective helping skills for crisis intervention and enhance familiarity with both community resources and mental health intervention theories related to trauma and recovery. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
HSJ223 and WRSELC

Special Population in Human Services

HSJ410

Examination of special populations and the complex barriers, power dynamics, unique considerations, and issues that confront them and the workers who serve them. Designed to enhance student comprehension and skills to competently serve members of special populations. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
HSJ210 and HSJ223 and HSJ225 and WRSELC

Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Services and the Criminal Justice System

HSJ412

Introduction to specific legislation and court decisions that delineate specific client rights, that shape the provision of services, or that indicate the direction of future legal decisions about services to clients. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Corequisites:
SOC313

Prerequisites:
HSJ311; or
HSR311

Contemporary Issues in Human Services and Restorative Justice

HSJ420

Examination of current social issues as they affect individuals, groups, and their communities in the context of contemporary human service and restorative justice practice. The selected issues that are analyzed are beyond the scope of materials treated extensively in regularly scheduled courses. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
HSJ255 and HSJ311; or
HSR255 and HSR311

Theories and Processes of Groups

HSJ441

Examination of the history, theories, and practices of group counseling. Emphasis on understanding different therapeutic modalitiesas applied to counseling or support groups. Course work involves experiential as well as traditional learning. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
HSJ210 and HSJ223 and HSJ225 and HSJ275 and WRSELC

Internship II

HSJ455

Extensive supervised fieldwork experience, providing in-depth practical learning experiences via immersion in a human service or restorative justice agency. Interns will work as professionals, contribute to and evaluate the agency in which they work, and apply theory in practice. Participation requirements: 400 on-site or direct-contact hours and 10 three-hour seminar meetings. All course work must be completed prior to registering for HSJ455, except HSJ495, which is a corequisite. A current card validating successful completion of B.C.L.S./C.P.R. is required. Completion of a standard basic health appraisal clearance may also be required by the placement site.

6 Credits: 2 Lecture, 20 Intership

Corequisites:
HSJ495

Capstone

HSJ495

Consolidation and synthesis of the student's knowledge of human services and restorative justice. Requires completion of summative project and presentation. Requires 400 hours of field experience, at least 50 hours must be administrative responsibilities. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Corequisites:
HSJ455

Prerequisites:
HSJ311 and WRSELC