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SWRK 510 Critical Disability Studies (3 credits)

Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

Overview

Social Work : The application of critical disability theory and approaches to social work practice with individuals, families and communities; consideration of intersecting identities/social locations and interlocking oppression; attention to the evaluation and critique of dominant discourses and practices within health and social care, both historically and contemporaneously; exploration of alternative frameworks including social model of disability, and disability justice frameworks and their relevance to social work; attention to social work intervention, advocacy and self-advocacy movements: examination of the role of people with disabilities in policy and program level decision-making with attention to agency, resilience and resistance.

Terms: Winter 2022

Instructors: Guay, Amanda (Winter)

  • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken SWRK 669.

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