The mission of California State University, Northridge, Department of Social Work, is to prepare professional social workers to promote the well-being of individuals, families and communities in the urban setting.
The Department will teach students research-based knowledge, values and skills to:
- Prevent social, emotional and behavioral problems; improve the well being of individuals and families; and support the recovery process.
- Develop programs and policies which build on the strengths of urban families.
- Empower and be relevant to the needs of the multi-national, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural San Fernando Valley and its surrounding communities.
- Advocate for a diverse and just society.