This course presents advanced knowledge and skills essential to providing effective school social work interventions. Students will learn to identify, select and apply evidence-based prevention and intervention methods for use with individuals, groups, families, school personnel, and communities to enhance student learning, development, and school success. Student learning will include social justice practice skills, trauma informed practice models, positive behavior supports for school wide programs and individuals, crisis prevention, planning, and intervention, behavior intervention planning; mediation,conflict resolution, and collaborative problem-solving methods. Specific interventions to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Impairments; and other disabilities covered under Individuals with Disability Education Act will be covered. Ways to promote family engagement and collaboration will be explored as well as a focus on effective measures to promote youth voice. Skills to enhance collaboration and consultation between teachers, families, and other school personnel will be addressed. School social worker intervention methodologies will include ways to help schools develop climates that are inviting, supportive, and inclusive of diversity. Students will acquire the skills needed to effectively practice as a school social worker to enhance student learnings and achievement.
|Semester:||Spring / Summer 2016|
|Instructor:||M. Antonio (Tony) G. Alvarez|
|U-M Class #:||63060|
|Time:||Mon 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
press escape to closeProgram Type describes the program in which you are pursuing, i.e., residential or online part-time. At this time, residential students may not enroll in online part-time courses and online part-time students may not enroll in residential courses.
|Credits:||3 Credit Hours|
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106