BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCW-486 - Aboriginal Social Work Practice - 3.00 Credits

SOCW-486 - Aboriginal Social Work Practice - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will critically examine the most relevant Indigenous and mainstream assessments and approaches to working with Indigenous peoples. Students will develop an understanding of social work interventions that will help to address the prevalent socio-economic and political issues that Indigenous peoples experience within Canadian society. Students will critically analyze and assess Indigenous individual, family and community case studies and apply social work approaches that demonstrate culturally safe practices.
Part of the:
  • BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Core Courses
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Social Work Core Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2019 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : SOCW 200A, SOCW 200B, SOCW 457 (Previously SOCW 454),
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 39
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%
    Final 30-50%
    Total 100%
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • identify and evaluate their own social and cultural identity that influences their social work practice with Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples;

  • explain what intergenerational trauma is and how it affects Indigenous people;

  • understand and apply key mainstream and Indigenous social work assessments and intervention approaches; 


  • identify the strengths of Indigenous peoples and explain how you can build on these strengths within social work practice interventions;

  • demonstrate the connections between socio-economic circumstances and the effects on Indigenous peoples well-being;

  • describe the concept of cultural safety and explain how social workers can apply it to working with Indigenous peoples;

  • discuss community and culturally based approaches to social work practice with Indigenous peoples; and

  • demonstrate what it means to be an ally and discuss specific considerations as an Indigenous and non-Indigenous social worker.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Duran, Eduardo. Healing the soul wound: counseling with American Indians and other Native Peoples. Current edition. New York. Teachers College Press.

  • Course Pack
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    SOCW-486-01     04 Sep 2019 - 17 Dec 2019
     
    SOCW-486-V1     04 Sep 2019 - 17 Dec 2019