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SWK 680 Immigration and Social Work Practice
3 credits; 3 hours
Explores the global dimensions of refugee and immigrant status. This course will increase students’ awareness of working with immigrants and refugees by exploring the knowledge that social workers must have to work effectively with newcomer populations of Staten Island. Students will gain working knowledge of various experiences people may have prior to arrival in the United States, as well as cultural adjustment, culture shock, post-traumatic stress, and war and refugee trauma. Advanced social work students of the 21st century are required to utilize a global, multicultural lens when working with consumers in the macro, mezzo and micro domains. Newcomers to the U.S. need social workers with specific expertise to serve the communities in which they reside. The course will help develop that expertise.
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