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Social Work Practice with Community and Social Systems

SW697, Section 001

This course will prepare students to engage in integrated practice focused on utilizing community and social systems to support and empower individuals, families, and communities and envision and work towards social justice goals. This will include skills for entering, assessing, and working collaboratively with client systems and their social networks, including assessment of power differences and building on diversity within the community. This course will build on practice methods presented in the foundation courses and give special attention to partnership, strengths based, and empowering models of practice and those that further social justice goals. Special emphasis will be placed on conducting this work in a multicultural context with vulnerable and oppressed populations and communities and to identify and reduce the consequences of unrecognized privilege.

Topic Description / Additional Information

Priority is given to Community Scholars (CBI & NCS). Scholars will receive an electronic permission to enroll in this course section prior to registration. All others interested should submit the Course Enrollment Petition via the SSW web site, https://ssw.umich.edu/my-ssw/class-related-forms. Enrollment in this section commits you to enrollment in section 001 of SW 647. This class will meet at the MSU Detroit Center.

Semester: Winter 2020
Instructor: Maureen M. Okasinski
Category: CSS Methods
U-M Class #: 13423
Prerequisites: SW 560
Time: Mon 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: MSU Center
This course is not taught within the SSW building.
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

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