Social Work Program | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Social Work

    Social Workers answer the call to love their neighbors by acquiring the knowledge, values and skills necessary for professional practice.  Social workers serve individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, mental health settings, child welfare systems, nursing homes, hospice services, prisons and justice systems, and a multitude of other programs, organizations and settings.  Social work graduates from Franciscan University learn how to live the Gospel through their professional practice, respect the dignity of each person, engage others with cultural competence and understanding and apply Catholic Social Teachings and Catholic doctrine to their work.   

    Training for Your Future

    Becoming a confident and competent Catholic social worker is a process—one that includes field experience and classroom skills training. In addition to your coursework, you will complete internships in various settings, including medical, mental health, and faith based facilities, working with a diverse spectrum of people in need. You will learn to be confident in your training, and prepared for state licensure exams, graduate education, and a professional career.

    Social Work Program Goals:

    The program will prepare students:

    1. To become competent generalist practitioners who can effectively intervene with client systems at all levels of intervention
    2. To conduct themselves ethically, in congruence with social work values, and in a manner that honors the dignity of all persons.
    3. To be able to consume and produce research to inform generalist practice.
    4. To be aware of the influence of culture, context, and diversity on social work practice and policy development
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Steubenville, Ohio 43952

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