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Foundation Topics in Social Work

SW503, Section 001

This course is taught by various members of the program faculty. Each version of the course has its own subtitle, some being offered one time only while others are repeated and may evolve into regular courses with their own course number and title. This is an appropriate selection for upper-level undergraduate students.

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A growing body of research documents the positive health and mental health benefits of participating in organized sports. While much of the current research is focused on youth participation in sports, there is also evidence of how participation in sports can benefit people across the age range and from different ethic and socioeconomic groups. This 2 day mini-course will discuss how social work values, concepts, and interventions on both the micro and macro levels can enhance sport activities. Specific strategies such as, strength-based coaching, teambuilding, conflict resolution, family collaboration, diversity training, community engagement, advocacy, and policy development will be discussed. Model interdisciplinary programs that serve at-risk youth, older adults, and other special populations will be highlighted. Through discussion and group projects, students will apply social work competencies including, assessment, engagement, intervention, research, and evaluation to this emerging practice area.

Semester: Fall 2014
Instructors: Vanderwill, William L., G. Warren Clark
Topic: Social Work and Sports
U-M Class #: 29509
Time: Fr/Sa Friday November 7 and Saturday November 15, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 1840 ECC
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 1-3 Credit Hours

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