Sep 15, 2019  
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2017-2018 Catalog 
    
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SWK 4700. Social Work Practice with Individuals with Disabilities (3)


This course introduces the student to the emerging, multidisciplinary field of disabilities. This course will teach the social construction of disabilities, which is distinct from a medical model of disabilities. Included are definitions, early history of disabilities, the disability rights movements and eugenics, policies that impacts people with disabilities, legal issues, self-advocacy, and disability culture with a focus on disabilities across the life span. Empowerment and ecological perspectives are integrated into course content, enabling students to develop an appreciation for the power and value of understanding and supporting clients in their various contexts, social networks, and environments. PREREQ: SWK 2000 or permission of instructor



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