Community-Informed Practice for Health and Well-being emphasizes conceptual and clinical skills to prevent illness and promote health and well-being. The courses emphasize micro, mezzo and macro-level interventions that are informed by feminist, critical, structural and postcolonial theories.
You'll also learn advanced clinical practice in a variety of community settings that are defined by geography, membership or experience. Some of the community settings you'll study will include Indigenous, refugee, LGBTQ2+, disability and racialized communities, as well as post-disaster, and occupational and workplace communities.
Social workers will develop skills and inform their practice working with a number of communities...
For example practice with Indigenous communities, the settlement sector, the LGBTQ2S+ community, and the disability community. The courses will also inform social workers involved in community and policy development.
Dr. Rick Enns, PhD
Researcher, Professor and Instructor for Community-Informed Practice
Theoretical and Philosophical Perspectives for Community-based Health and Wellness
An examination and critique of current and diagnostically-driven models of practice for health and well-being and consideration of alternative and community-based approaches informed by feminist, critical structural and postcolonial theories, as well transcultural and critical health and psychiatry perspectives.
Community-based Practice Models and Clinical Assessment for Community-based Health and Wellness
An examination of community-based health and wellness approaches including peer-support and recovery approaches, community-development approaches, social determinants of health and well-being, and social policy frameworks.
Community-based Health and Wellness Approaches I
Along with Community-based Health and Wellness Approaches II, this course will focus on requisite understandings and skills for community-based health and wellness in at least two diverse contexts including, but not limited to immigrant and refugee, post-disaster, Indigenous, LGBTQ2+, disability, and racialized communities or contexts.
Community-based Health and Wellness Approaches II
Along with Community-based Health and Wellness Approaches I, this course will focus on requisite understandings and skills for community-based health and wellness practice in at least two diverse contexts not covered in SOWK 614 and including but not limited to immigrant and refugee, post-disaster, Indigenous, LGBTQ2+, disability, and racialized communities or contexts.