BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

SOCW-320 - Trauma Informed Social Work Theory & Practice - 3.00 Credits

SOCW-320 - Trauma Informed Social Work Theory & Practice - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to introduce students to the knowledge of trauma informed theory and practice in social work. Students will explore Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal theories of trauma and attachment research. Trauma will be examined from a holistic approach using the following four aspects: child, family, community and professional. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the implications of trauma among diverse populations (race, culture, class, gender, ability). Through assigned readings, lecture, class discussion, video and other exercises, students will explore a variety of approaches.
Part of the:
  • BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Core Courses
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Social Work Core Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2018 (September - December)
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5
    Contact Hours: 39
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • interpret key concepts from trauma and attachment research and describe their applicability to social work;
  • analyze and practice skills specific to communicating with people who have experienced trauma and/or attachment disruption;
  • compare key theories and practice that integrate trauma and attachment research within a strength-based social work practice;
  • evaluate how early childhood trauma and neglect disrupts identity formation and attachment of individuals;
  • outline how intergenerational trauma affects family dynamics and relationships;
  • analyze and explain how intergenerational trauma creates barriers and risks in Aboriginal communities; and
  • assess and explain the various approaches of resilience and strengths in overcoming the history of trauma in aboriginal communities.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Linklater, R. Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies Current edition. Winnipeg. Fernwood Publishing/li>
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved June 25, 2014.
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    SOCW-320-V1
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T1:30PM - 4:30PM04 Sep 201818 Dec 2018
     
    SOCW-320-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM04 Sep 201818 Dec 2018