Fall 2021 Seated Electives

Continuing Education Information

CEUs for NY LMSWs and LCSWs are available for select MSW elective courses. Upon completion of your course, you may use the Application to Request New York LMSW & LCSW Continuing Education Hours for MSW Elective Courses to request your certificate.

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SW 140 Organizing and Advocacy (Undergraduate)

This course focuses on the nuts and bolts of organizing and the strategies that inform advocacy with an emphasis on the roles social capital has on networking effectively across groups and systems. Because the skills and tasks of organizing and advocacy are predominately to catalyze and agitate for change, students will examine relevant policies and learn how to identify and map the distribution of power they promote particularly as they influence access to services and support in neighborhoods and communities. With an understanding of power and its impact on community capacity building, students will explore and engage in opportunities to apply cross-cultural communication in traditional media and public speaking. Likewise, they will examine and evaluate the impact these engagement activities and strategies have on access to services and support in neighborhoods and communities.

Schedule:

August 30, 2021 - December 10, 2021

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Location: To Be Determined
Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 21718
Instructor: Lauren Merriman

SW 150 Social Media in Social Change (Undergraduate)

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with social media and social networking as they influence community change. Specifically, students will be introduced to the fundamental terms and concepts of social media and networking, including various interfaces, tools, and platforms that may be leveraged to promote community change and development. Students will also explore existing scholarship and best practices, as well as issues of social justice, burdens of adversity, social disadvantage, and human rights as they apply to the democratization of technology. Students will examine and evaluate the challenges, opportunities, and future applications of social media and networking related to community change. *Course with a racial justice focus.*

Schedule:

August 30, 2021 - December 10, 2021

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m

Location: To Be Determined
Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 20327
Instructors: Matthew Schwartz

SW 245 Global Child Advocacy Issues (undergraduate)

This course is designed to increase student understanding of the adverse experiences of children growing up in various countries. The purpose of this course is to expose students to considerations of socioeconomics, health, culture, religion, and politics and how these affect the welfare and well-being of children across the world. This course examines advocacy efforts using a trauma-informed, human rights framework.

Schedule:

August 30, 2021 - December 10, 2021

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:20 p.m. to 3:35 p.m

Location: To be Determined
Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 24537
Instructors: Sarah Richards-Desai

SW 722 Restorative Justice Certificate Training

Restorative justice (RJ) is a social justice approach toward repairing the harm, promoting positive interpersonal relationships and building community when conflict, misconduct or criminal behavior occurs. RJ brings social justice to the criminal justice system, schools, and communities. With youth, RJ is an evidence-based approach toward improving school climate; interrupting the school-to-prison pipeline that disproportionately affects youth of color; and creating safe and supportive environments for children and youth without resorting to punitive responses. 

In this class students will learn about RJ and practice skills in conducting RJ circles in school, criminal justice system, and community setting with children, youth and adults. Students with an interest in working in criminal justice settings, neighborhood community centers, schools, child welfare settings and other organizations serving children, youth, and adults are encouraged to take this course. *Course with a racial justice focus.*

This course is approved for CEU's.

Schedule:

August 30, 2021 - Decemeber 10, 2021

Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Class Dates: To be Determined

Location: To be Determined
Credit Hours: 2
Registration # 18452
Instructor: Dina Thompson

SW 728 Public Social Work In Action

In this inter-professional course, students will be working with medical students from the University’s Medical School providing assistance to patients/client at a free community based medical clinic. Students may be working with students from other University Schools or departments as necessary within the setting.  Students will extent the micro and mezzo social work skills learned in classroom and field education settings. Students will explore the larger macro forces that impact health and health care in an economically challenged inner city neighborhood.

Schedule:

August 30, 2021 - December 10, 2021

 

Location: Lighthouse
Credit Hours: 1-3
Registration # 24748
Instructor: Todd Sage

SW 977 Special Topics: Understanding Suicide

Suicide is a serious public health crisis, a preventable cause of mortality and is frequently encountered in social work practice. This course will review the major aspects of suicide assessment, prevention, intervention and management to assist social workers to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to the needs of affected populations.

The course will review the dominant theories of suicide and various models of suicide prevention; provide knowledge on the epidemiology of suicide; identify high risk populations; and focus on risk and protective factors associated with suicide.

Upon completion of this course, students will have gained knowledge and skills necessary to identify and intervene with persons at risk for suicide. Students will learn various evidence-based practices and tools specific to Suicide Assessment, and evaluate tools available for the assessment of suicide risk. Students will also learn to critically evaluate national, state and local strategies for suicide prevention.

Schedule:

August 30, 2021 - December 10, 2021

Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.

Location: To Be Determined
Credit Hours: 3
Registration # 21387
Instructor: Lynda Battaglia