The Political and Organizational Contexts of Social Work Practice
0.5 Credit

Social work practice is embedded in policies and organizations that represent conflicting views about the source of social problems and their solutions. The purpose of this course is to facilitate a basic understanding of the development and implementation of social policies, with emphasis on the role social workers can play in formal policy making processes, and in the shaping of policies as they are being implemented. The course will provide students with strategies for maintaining, changing and disrupting particular policies and organizational practices.