During New Student Orientation, varied social work topics, or themes, will be presented as foundation-level mini-courses inviting students to share, explore, engage, and discover the vast world of social work. This course will emphasize experiential, active, and engaged learning components and operationalize the three SEED goals: 1) Strengthen connection and community at the School of Social Work, 2) Explore PODS (privilege, oppression, diversity, & social justice), and 3) Learn foundation-level social work skills. Each theme will begin by attending a shared welcome experience.
Only incoming MSW students enroll in this mini course.
Mini-course Description: Sport Social Work is becoming a powerful force in the field of sport and recreation. Social workers are leaders in infusing teams and programs with empowerment, self-development, and inclusion, This mini course we will explore how social work values, concepts and interventions on both the micro and macro level enhance sport and recreation services. Specific strategies such as strength-based coaching, team building, conflict resolution, family collaboration, diversity training, community development, advocacy, and social policy will be discussed. Model interdisciplinary programs serving at-risk youth, members of the LGBT community, older adults, individuals with disabilities, and other special populations will be highlighted. Students will learn how to apply the social work competencies of engagement, assessment, intervention, research, social and economic justice, human behavior in the social environment, social policy, and evaluation in sport social work practice. Clinical social work concepts from Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-focused strategies, and Adventure Therapy will be discussed as tools to enhance self-esteem, sport performance, and the prevention of dangerous behaviors (Substance Abuse Disorders, interpersonal violence, bullying, etc.).
|Instructor:||G. Warren Clark|
|Topic:||Sport Social Work: Beyond the Playing Field|
|U-M Class #:||25687|
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.
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|Credits:||1 Credit Hours|
|O:||Online - course is delivered online|
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106