Time: 11 January 2010 -- 20 January 2010
Location: University of Social Sciences and Humanities – Hanoi, Vietnam
This course will address social work practice with youth, focusing on vulnerable populations of youth who are at risk for problems in the areas of social, family, health, and mental health functioning. A transcultural perspective, along with a risk and resilience framework, will be used to address the problems of youth from various socioeconomic strata, ethnic groups, sexual preferences/orientation, and levels of exposure to victimization. Class material will include epidemiological evidence about the nature and extent of the problem, assessment protocols to understand the problem, intervention alternatives at multiple levels (the individual, family, community and larger society), and the evidence supporting their use. A combination of lecture, class discussion, small group exercise, and role playing will be used to accomplish the learning objectives. Class members will be encouraged to discuss examples of their work with youth in the community, as well as relate the course concepts to the problems and social service systems in Vietnam.
By the end of the course students will be expected to