102256: Social Work Today September/October 2017

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About the Course:

"Social Work Today September/October 2017"

Teaching Social Justice in Today’s Social Work Classrooms
Social work professors discuss the challenges of teaching social justice to today’s social work students.

The Mindful Social Worker
Practicing mindfulness is helping many perform better at their jobs, and some social workers have found that it helps improve their practices and be more creative with clients.

Reducing Homelessness With the Housing First Model
This model of housing for people experiencing homelessness places few or no conditions on them before placement, and research has shown that it works.

Veterans Treatment Courts
Read about this specialty court that helps address the unique needs of veterans who are facing criminal charges.

Journal/Publisher:

Great Valley Publishing

Publication Date:

September/October 2017

Authors

Sue Coyle, MSW; Kate Jackson; Deborah H. Siegel, PhD, LICSW, DCSW, ACSW; Lindsey Getz

About the Authors:

Sue Coyle, MSW, is an award-winning freelance writer, a social worker in the Philadelphia suburbs, and a frequent contributor to Social Work Today.

Kate Jackson is an editor and freelance writer based in Milford, PA, and a frequent contributor to Social Work Today.

Deborah H. Siegel, PhD, LICSW, DCSW, ACSW, is a professor at the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College in Providence.

Lindsey Getz is a Royersford, PA-based freelance writer.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, psychologists, counselors, and health care professionals who seek knowledge about mental health care. It is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the challenges of social work professors teaching social justice in today’s social work classrooms.

  2. Discuss the benefits of using mindfulness to improve one’s social work practice.

  3. Explain the Housing First model and whether it is working to reduce homelessness.

  4. Describe what Veterans Treatment Courts are and how they benefit veterans facing legal charges.

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