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Advanced Topics in Community Change

SW759, Section 001

This course will be a rotation elective course focused on special and contemporary topics in community change. It will be faculty-driven and focus on specific and important issues in community change, including specific issues impacting community change, contemporary organizing efforts, specific skills in community change, and/or specific issues, policy, population, or contexts for community change.

Topic Description / Additional Information

This course explores micro, mezzo, and macro social work practice with Asian Pacific Islander (API) clients. It starts with a historical discussion of API discrimination and their struggle for civial rights in the United States. Historical events, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act and the Japanese Internment, will be connected to our current experience and reality as an ethnic community. This course will also explore how API Civil Rights Movement is connected to and aided by other BIPOC-led Civil Rights movements. Contextualized in a historical and social justice perspective, this course will explore emerging evidence-supported principles, frameworks, and clinical skills when providing psychosocial and mental health services to clients of API descendant. Students will have opportunities to critically reflect on the role of research, identity, racism, and social oppression in relation to social work practice with API clients. A brief introduction to research supported assessment and intervention methods with API clients will be presented at the end.

Semester: Fall 2021
Instructors: Anao Zhang, Ayesha Ghazi Edwin
Topic: Social Work Practice with Asian Pacific Islander Clients: A Macro to Micro Perspective
U-M Class #: 36300
Time: Sat Saturdays November 13 and 20, 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Program Type: Residential
Format: Online
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

Pathway Associations

Community ChangeGlobalInterpersonal PracticeManagement & LeadershipPolicy & PoliticalProgram EvaluationOlder AdultsChildren & Families
Elective (Host)

Other SW759 Offerings

* The course listings below are provided for reference only. These offerings may be subject to change or cancellation.

Term Section Days Time  
Fall 2021 002 Wed 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM View Course
Winter 2022 002 Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM View Course

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