SW 6235 Systems Redesign and Community Collaboration

The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge and skills that students will need as employees, change agents, or consultants of organizations. Students are provided opportunities to increase their knowledge of organizational change to reduce secondary trauma to clients and collaboration between agencies to become more user-friendly to clients with multiple issues. In addition, students learn about their behavior and the behavior of others in the organizational setting and how that may influence clients, staff, and administration, especially those with traumatic histories. Interventions that promote safety and reduce vulnerability of clients and staff are explored and skills to effectively communicate with interdisciplinary teams are reviewed. Agency policies and procedures and advocacy strategies are examined with the goal of reducing secondary trauma. Prerequisite(s): Completion of first year of M.S.W. program, or graduation from a Council on Social Work Education accredited undergraduate curriculum.

Course details

Summer 2020
Class Nbr: 
Jun 8, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020
Meeting times: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30-12

Course delivery

Blackboard (eLearning)

Blackboard is a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser.


Steven Onken

Enrollment information

Rita Gutman

Continuing and Distance Education

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