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SOCWK 5340 Social Advocacy In Social Work

3 hours


In this advanced practice course students will increase their abilities in their analytical and critical thinking skills related to policy analysis. Students will learn policy practice theories and skills to assist them in obtaining experience in policy advocacy at the local, state, and/or federal level. Students will explore policy change processes that will help to better meet the needs of identified diverse client populations. Students will build and practice skills in creating change at the policy level within communities, agencies and/or society. This course will focus on social, economic and environmental justice and their impact on the provision of services to all client populations.

Prerequisite(s): SOCWK 5300 Nature Of Trauma & Traumatic Experience, SOCWK 5330 Assessment & Treatment Of Trauma.