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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. Others will need to submit a Course Enrollment Petition. Scholars will receive an electronic permission to enroll in this course prior to registration.

Semester: Fall 2017
Instructor: David Córdova
Category: DCS
U-M Class #: 23531
Time: Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: B780 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

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