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The Certificate in Dismantling Oppression is designed for social workers and other professionals who seek to interrupt interpersonal and institutional patterns that perpetuate systemic oppression, and to encourage practices that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
Cohort members will join with their peers and instructors to explore and apply course concepts to intervene at micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice.
At the end of this six-week program, participants will be prepared to promote ongoing engagement in anti-oppressive practices and to become leaders for change within their respective teams or organizations.
This program meets the Michigan Public Health Code implicit bias training standards (R 338.7004) required for licensure or license renewal. Please note that implicit bias training is required for license renewals or applications occurring after June 1, 2022. If you are renewing or applying for licensure after June 1, 2022, you will need to complete implicit bias training. Please see the rules for more information.
This module provides participants with engaging with a structural framework of oppression as well as the NASW Code of Ethics to include the obligation to challenge social injustices. After a self-assessment of personal biases, common agreements will be introduced to be utilized while discussing dynamics of power and oppression.
This module introduces four common tools that are used to support the perpetuation of systemic oppression.
This module provides an opportunity to expand terms and definitions to knowledge and understanding of tools of oppression in relation to implicit and explicit bias and the impact on historically marginalized individuals and groups.
This module provides information on policies, procedures, and practices that are recommended to mitigate the harmful impacts of oppression at the individual and institutional level.
This module is designed to support participants in creating a plan of action to actively engage in dismantling racism based on their sphere of influence.
This module will be utilized to identify potential challenges and barriers to implementing anti-oppressive behaviors. Methods of implementation and advocacy of increasing access to resources in practice will be reviewed.
Please note all times listed are Eastern time.
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|Thursday||9/22/2022||6:00pm to 8:00pm|
|Thursday||9/29/2022||6:00pm to 8:00pm|
|Thursday||10/6/2022||6:00pm to 8:00pm|
|Thursday||10/13/2022||6:00pm to 8:00pm|
|Thursday||10/20/2022||6:00pm to 8:00pm|
For the live interactive sessions, participants require access to high-speed Internet and a computer with a camera and microphone. You do not need special skills to participate successfully in a distance-learning environment. We will provide detailed, user-friendly instructions and technical support.
We are dedicated to prioritizing the accessibility needs of participants in this program. If you have any questions or concerns related to your learning needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
$450 for the 18-hour certificate program
$400 for U-M SSW field instructors, faculty, and staff.
The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period 5/15/2020-5/15/2023. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 11 synchronous interactive online, 1 synchronous interactive ethics, and 6 asynchronous online social work continuing education contact hours.
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University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106