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ERIC Number: EJ1029658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Meeting the Critical Need for Trauma Education in Social Work: A Problem-Based Learning Approach
Strand, Virginia C.; Abramovitz, Robert; Layne, Christopher M.; Robinson, Howard; Way, Ineke
Journal of Social Work Education, v50 n1 p120-135 2014
There is a growing imperative to prepare MSW social work students for trauma-informed evidence-based practice. Given strong recommendations and promising developments within social work education and practice in this regard, a clinical elective for the advanced-year MSW student that combines the guiding principles of trauma theory and problem-based learning was created. This article describes the course objectives, structure, and format and reports on an evaluation based on 7 (total) offerings of the course by 4 different schools of social work. The course methodology was found to be effective in all schools in significantly increasing students' self-confidence in working with traumatized children, adolescents, and their families. Implications for social work education are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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