The family-childhood field of study focuses on social issues, intervention, social policy and research linked to the practice of social work in the institutions and organizations that work with children, adolescents, families and senior citizens.
The program examines the issues linked to contemporary families, violence against women and children, and poverty, taking into account age, social class, sexual, ethnic and cultural identity, and the Franco-Ontarian context.
In pursuing the objectives of research and intervention, this field of studies evaluates the relevance of current approaches to intervention and social policy in a critical perspective.
Theoretical courses, practicum, and research in a diversity of institutions and organizations support this orientation. For example, children's aid societies, community organizations, social service organizations for families and the elderly, as well as federal, provincial and municipal departments, provide opportunities for students to complete their practicum and undertake research.
The health field focuses on intervention, social issues, research and social policy in all community and alternative institutions and organizations working in the health field.
Since the term "health" is placed within a socio-cultural context, this field involves the study of issues linked to definitions of physical or mental health, social participation and the role of networks and organizations offering support and services to the Franco-Ontarian population.
From a social policy analysis and research perspective, this field of study is specifically aimed at the social, political and economic questions tied to health intervention in franco-ontarian communities. In this context, the concepts of prevention, promotion and well-being are examined in a critical perspective that takes into account age, social class, gender, ethnicity and culture. The School of Social Work offers practicum related to both intervention and research, within health oriented institutions as well as in organizations that may be qualified as alternative.
For more information regarding this program of study, please refer to General information and program requirements - Social Work - uOttawa Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.