I hope that you are all doing well. Last week, for your W-11 Groups with Involuntary Clients forum, I did not create “an assignment” for it and I know some people had some trouble fining it. I have decided to make it extra-credit for those who completed it. Class tomorrow will be very activity based and should be a lot of fun.
Unit Introduction and What You Will Learn
|Week 12 continues to examining group work related to various settings. Córdova et al. (2017) discusses substance abuse and preventing adolescent substance abuse. Connected with this theme, students are to watch a TED talk, [Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong||Johann Hari](https://youtu.be/PY9DcIMGxMs), and discuss it on Flipgrid. Bargal (2017) talks about reducing intergroup conflicts. We will be doing an activity called that I first did while working on BASW at Eastern Washington University as a part of my participation in the Residential Hall Association as a novel group for addressing prejudice. Finally, Sounders (2017) discusses interventions for partner abuse. We will be talking assertiveness training and how that can look.|
The agenda for this week is as follows:
- Activity attempting to change perceptions on discrimination
- Group interventions for partner abuse
Bargal, D. (2017). Chapter 19 - Groups for reducing intergroup conflicts. In C. D. Garvin, L. M. Gutierrez, & M. J. Galinsky Handbook of Social Work with Groups (pp. 331-343). The Guilford Press.
Córdova, D., Alers-Rojas, F., Perron, B., Salas-Wright, C. P., & Vaughn, M. G. (2017). Chapter 17 - Group-based approaches to preventing adolescent substance abuse: The state of social work science. In C. D. Garvin, L. M. Gutierrez, & M. J. Galinsky Handbook of Social Work with Groups (pp. 287-305). The Guilford Press.
Saunders, D. G. (2017). Chapter 20 - Group interventions for partner abuse. In C. D. Garvin, L. M. Gutierrez, & M. J. Galinsky Handbook of Social Work with Groups (pp. 344-359). The Guilford Press.
You need to read Garvin et al. (2017) Chapters 17, 19, and 20
|[Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong||Johann Hari](https://youtu.be/PY9DcIMGxMs).|
We will be doing an activity that uses the handout Speed Hating: A Date with Diversity.
The presentation slides can be viewed through Notist on my website, where you can download them and follow along during class.
A-01: Synchronous Class Engagement
A-02: Asynchronous Class Engagement
Meta: Points 5 points (1.25% of final grade); Deadline 04/04/21 at 11:55 PM; Completion Via Flipgrid “W-12 Reflection on Hari TED Talk” due Sunday 04/04/21 at 11:55 PM via Flipgrid
Purpose: Expose students to other ways of thinking related to substance abuse and treatment.
Task: Students are to watch the TED talk by Johann Hari (about 15 minutes) and record a video discussing your reaction to the material or connections it makes with you. He provides a different way of understanding substance abuse and addiction. Consider coming back to the Flipgrid and listening to your peer’s responses, and engaging in dialog, have comments back and forth about your thoughts and why.
TED. (2015). Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong, Johann Hari [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/PY9DcIMGxMs
Criterion for Success: Students will post at least one short video of themselves talking about the content.
Assignment 05 [Extra Credit]: Group Work and Cultural Competency Opportunities
The faculty for this course offers students two different opportunities for extra credit during this course. The first is a smaller assignment for attending a therapeutic or task group and drafting a reflective paper regarding the experience. The second is a more intensive research paper looking into culturally competent practices in social work. Grades for the assignment will be included in the submission of final course grades, which are required to be posted no later than 05/12/21 at 5:00 PM. While extra credit can be given for completion of this assignment, the total points in the class are unable to exceed 400 points, and thus any extra credit points gained which go over the total class grade would be not be included in the final grade. Late submission is not accepted for this assignment.
Assignment 05a - Group Participation and Reflective Paper
Meta: Points 20 extra credit points (5% of final grade); Deadline Sunday at 04/04/21 at 11:55 PM; Completion submission via assignments on My Heritage
Purpose: Offer students an assignment to earn extra credit points where they are able to reflect on participation in a group and reflect on the experience through the lens of social work.
Task: The student would participate in a therapeutic or task group and write about their experience. The group would be attending an AA or something similar offered in the community. Due to the COVID–19 Pandemic, online group options are acceptable. As well, the group can be a task group especially a policy-related group (such as a school board meeting). After attending and observing the group, the student will write a short reflective paper.
Criterion for Success: The reflective paper will be approximately 500 to 750 words in length. The paper will be graded according to the reflective paper rubric included in the syllabus.
Assignment 05b - Evidence-Based Practices for Culturally Competent Social Work Research Paper
Meta: Points 40 extra credit points (10% of final grade); Deadline Sunday at 04/04/21 at 11:55 PM; Completion submission via assignments on My Heritage
Purpose: Offer students an assignment to earn a higher amount of extra credit points where they delve further into evidence-based practices and literature related to cultural competence.
Task: This paper is a review of evidence-based cultural competency practices for social workers. Students may choose from any given cultural practice to base their research on (some examples could range from how social workers use eye contact in working with clients to best practices for working with a Muslim client). The paper will generally describe the following:
- Description of the evidence-based practice being reviewed
- Review of the evidence presented in scholarly sources regarding the practice
- Implications the practice has for social work or for practitioners
- Strengths and limitations of the practice
Criterion for Success: The paper should be written in APA format both regarding the use of strong academic writing along with proper formatting. The paper should be approximately 1,250 to 1,500 words in length. This paper will be graded according to the APA research paper rubric.
To Do Lists
- A-01: Synchronous Class Engagement Attend class
- A-02: Asynchronous Class Engagement “W-12 Reflection on Hari TED Talk” due Sunday 04/04/21 at 11:55 PM via Flipgrid
- [Extra Credit Assignments] A-05a - Therapeutic Group Participating and Reflective Paper and A-05b - Evidence Based Practices for Culturally Competent Social Work Research Paper are due Sunday 04/04/21 at 11:55 PM via My Heritage
- Read Garvin et al. (2017) Chapters 17, 19, and 20