|Interpersonal Practice||Elective (Host)|
|Mgmt & Leadership|
|Policy & Political|
|Children & Families|
Participants in this course will examine racial microaggressions in practice as a source of these outcomes. Participants will define and identify racial microaggressions and their impact on clients and on the professional relationship. Attention will be given to the cultural context in the way racial microaggressions are experienced and dilemmas about how to respond. The effect of power differentials on the interpretation of racial microaggressions will be examined. Using an African-centered perspective, the course will be knowledge-, skills-, and values-based.
Explain mistrust, its historical basis, and implications for engagement outcomes that African Americans bring to social work services.
Define racial microaggressions and their relation to racism.
Compare and contrast same-race and cross-racial social work services situations.
Describe three forms of racial microaggressions and the themes observed in the various forms.
Analyze competing perspectives in labeling or interpreting the occurrence of a racial microaggression.
Discuss dilemmas African Americans face in identifying and addressing racial microaggressions.
Assess effects of racial microaggressions on the physical, social, and psychological well-being of African Americans as identified in current research literature.
Examine the impact of encounters with racial microaggressions on outcomes of social work services.
Explore racial microaggressions in one-on-one, community, management, policy, and practice interactions.
Describe cultural respect as an alternative to racial microaggressions in early interactions with African American service recipients.
Demonstrate intervening strategies in the occurrence of a racial microaggression in a one-on-one.
Develop a plan to create an atmosphere of sensitization to racial microaggressions in social work services systems.
This course will include assigned readings, PowerPoint presentations, video clips, case studies, and small-group problem-solving.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106