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Proposal Summary: WC-03-01

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TitleMental Health Social Services Certificate
Submitting DeanJohn P. Kristofco
Submitting CollegeWayne College -- Rick Yoder x8946
Departments Generating the ProposalWayne
Objection DeadlineNovember 29, 2002
Proposal StatusFinal Approval Granted
Proposal Last UpdatedMarch 18, 2003 by PR Nancy Stokes
Effective DateFall 2003
Brief Summary of ProposalThe Mental Health Social Services Certificate is designed to meet the needs of individuals preparing for paraprofessional social service work in the mental health field in positions such as Crisis Assistant, Family Resource Specialist, Recovery Assistant, Vocational Rehabilitation Assistant, Mental Health Technician, and Case Management Assistant. Training includes knowledge of the development and functioning of the mental health system, an overview of causes and symptoms of major mental disorders, understanding and sensitivity regarding those suffering with severe and chronic mental disorders, and development of skills in preparation for entry-level, paraprofessional positions in the mental health field. In addition, the certificate strengthens knowledge and skills for individuals employed in other social service settings.
Type of ProposalNew program
Graduate School Endorsement StatusNot required
Graduate School Endorsement UpdatedNovember 14, 2002 by GS Heather Blake
Institutional Research StatusApproved
IR Status UpdatedNovember 15, 2002 by IR Dolores Bezilla
Library StatusApproved with comment
Library CommentLibrary holdings are adequate at present but need improvement. The additional supplementary resources necessary to augment the library holdings will cost approximately $1,100.00. A complete list is on file.
Library Status UpdatedNovember 14, 2002 by WC asst to dean Rick Yoder
Distance Learning Review Committee StatusNot required
DLRC Status Updated
Resource RequirementsNo additional resources
Resource Requirements Updated


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