Social Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Change

MOOC
Social Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Change
Language
English
Duration
1 hour coourse
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
Social Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Change
What will you learn?
Core values and perspectives of the social work profession
Key roles social workers perform across system levels
The role of social work within US society and as part of inter-professional practice
How to apply integrative themes using a social justice lens across a range of settings where social workers engage in change efforts
Strategies social workers use to effectively address issues across systems and levels
Strategies to advocate for needed changes
About the course

In this social science course, you will learn how social workers in the United States engage in creating change and supporting the resilience of individuals, families and communities in this new era.

Learners will have an opportunity to explore the social work profession, the different roles of social workers in a range of settings, the cross cutting themes that guide social work practice, the history of social work, and current challenges.

Using a social justice lens, learners will reflect on current challenges facing the lives of individuals, families and communities and examine ways to advocate for needed changes.

This course is part of the Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research MicroMasters Program offered by MichiganX.

Program
Social Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Change
Learn the values, techniques, and themes social workers use to help others as well as strategies for addressing social justice challenges.
Lecturers
Mary Ruffolo
Mary Ruffolo
Professor, School of Social Work University of Michigan
Barbara Hiltz
Barbara Hiltz
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Social Work University of Michigan
Katie Richards-Schuster
Katie Richards-Schuster
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work University of Michigan
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