Veronica Adeleke School of Social Sciences

Ezeokoli Rita Ph.D
Ezeokoli Rita Ph.D
Head of Department

Department of SOCIAL WORK AND HUMAN SERVICES

Vision Statement

Producing Social Work professional servant leaders with pace-setting human services skills for the transformation of individuals, groups and communities for the enhancement of their well being and for a better world.

Mission Statement

The Social Work and Human services program at Babcock University, focuses on preparing professionals who can provide client centered services through Christ -centered best practices in teaching, research and community service.

The mission is accomplished through the following objectives:

  1. Provide Generalist social work education at the Bachelor’s level in the context of an accredited Christian University.
  2. Provide curriculum content about social work practice with individuals, families, groups and communities. Viz a viz micro, mezzo and macro client systems.
  3. Prepare graduates who recognize their own strengths, weaknesses and values and are competent in their professional use of self for a client centered practice.
  4. Infuse the values and ethics that guide social work practice locally and globally.
  5. Produce entry level generalist Human services professionals who are culturally competent to serve diverse populations in a variety of practice settings.
  6. Provide a curriculum with up to date research findings and practices that will produce graduates that are locally relevant and of international repute.
  7. Encourage and affirm global networking in the Social Work Profession

Philosophy

While upholding the importance of the highest academic standards, the uniqueness of Babcock University, and in particular the Social Work and Human Services Program, is to be found in pursuance of the Seventh-day Adventist Philosophy of Education that emphasizes the harmonious development of the academic, physical, psycho-social and spiritual potential of students

Recognizing the diversity of human needs the Social work and Human services department is domiciled in the Veronica Adeleke School of Social Sciences. The goal of the department is to prepare graduates who can “promotes social change, problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being. Utilizing theories of human behavior and social systems, social work intervenes at the points where people interact with their environment. Principles of human rights and social justice are fundamental to social work” (IFSW 2000).

The academic rigor of the department of Social Work and Human services is undergirded by the Babcock University core values as well as the departmental core values of services with a H. E. A. R. T. as follows:

Core Values

H- uman centered

E- mpowerment and empathy

A- ffirmation

R- elationship

T- ruth and trust

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The Social Work and Human services program at Babcock University, focuses on preparing professionals who can provide client centered services through Christ -centered best practices in teaching, research and community service.