Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities

Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities is one of three foundation-level social work practice courses. This sequence offers learners an introduction to the central theories and methods of practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities; all of the constituents and stakeholders that a professional social worker might encounter in practice. As a preparation for entry into professional practice, this course emphasizes practice with organizations, neighborhoods, and communities. Learners explore the theories, knowledge, and fundamental skills necessary to engage successfully in community and organizational work. Wherever possible, learners are encouraged to include real-world case examples from their field settings or communities to enhance their macro social work skill development. This course uses the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and the intersecting lenses of power, privilege, and anti-oppressive practices to help students situate themselves as emerging professionals.