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Research-informed Practices to Prevent Substance Abuse in Racial and Ethnic Minority Adolescents

SW618, Section 001

Substance abuse represents a major public health concern facing American’s youth. Although all adolescents are directly or indirectly impacted by substance abuse, racial and ethnic minority youth are disproportionately impacted. Social workers play a key role in health promotion and disease prevention, including prevention, intervention and rehabilitation of substance abuse among racial and ethnic minority adolescents in urban settings. This course will draw from multiple disciplines, including social work, epidemiology, public health, psychology, policy and couple and family therapy, to introduce students to theory and knowledge on substance abuse to inform social work practice with racial and ethnic minority adolescents in urban settings. This course will be guided by models, and the theoretical frameworks which inform them, that have been shown to be efficacious or effective in prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation of substance abuse in adolescents. Therefore, students will be introduced to research-informed substance abuse practices among racial and ethnic minority urban adolescents. For the purposes of this course, substance abuse will include both licit and illicit substances. Students will be asked to demonstrate the ways in which to apply research-informed theory and knowledge in practice settings with racial and ethnic minority urban adolescents.

Topic Description / Additional Information

Priority is given to Detroit Clinical Scholars who choose to take this course. Detroit Clinical Scholars will NOT receive an electronic permission to enroll in this course prior to registration. Both scholars and others will need to submit a Course Enrollment Petition if unable to enter the class during registration.

Semester: Fall 2021
Instructor: David Córdova
U-M Class #: 34541
Time: Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Program Type: Residential
Format: Online
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Pathway Associations

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

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