This course is a second-year blended option in HBSE, Direct Practice, and CAP sequences.  The focus of this course is on current advances in knowledge of the neurobiological underpinnings of human behavior and development, the interaction between those underpinnings and the social context and environment, the relevance to social work practice with individuals, families, groups, programs/organizations, and communities and related assessment and intervention practice behaviors across several practice domains.  The domains include human development, genetics, mental health, substance abuse, cognition, stress and trauma and violence and aggression.  The implications of neurobiological and environmental influences (including public health issues and health disparities) will be examined in terms of social justice, social work values, knowledge and skills as well as in terms of the structural and systematic arrangement and delivery of social welfare services at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. Prerequisite: SOCW 5301 and SOCW 5317.