Apply key skills when working with individuals, families, communities, and organizations to promote positive changes and make a difference.
Integrate social justice values into social change processes and actions.
Understand the key knowledge bases and frameworks that social workers use to guide their work at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice.
Learn how social policies and research impact everyday practice.
Learn practice methods, advocacy, and social justice frameworks.
Want to make a difference? Reach out, raise hope, and change society.
In this program, you will complete a series of practice-focused modules from the University of Michigan’s Master of Social Work. These courses will give you the skills you need to empower individuals, families, communities, and organizations to meet their needs and create positive change.
You will gain a greater understanding of social work practice, the history and impact of policy on key social services, and the research that supports effective practice. To build on this valuable MasterTrack program, you can apply for the #1 ranked social work master’s degree at the University of Michigan for a fraction of the cost.
Social Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Change
In this 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.
Building upon all of the work throughout the course, you will create a policy brief about a topic of particular interest.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
How to synthesize policy information into an informative and appealing brief used to argue for the effective use of policy recommendations.
Interpersonal Practice Case Study
During the Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Small Groups course you will be invited to critically approach cases requiring social work interpersonal practice and intervention, identifying issues, relationships, coping strategies and resources.
Ongoing throughout Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Small Groups course.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
How to identify the inter-related issues involved in social work case management, and how to identify resources and strategies to apply to these situations.