ERIC Number: EJ1136716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
P.S.: I Survived--An Activism Project to Increase Student and Community Trauma Awareness
Pantas, Susanna; Miller, Sean A.; Kulkarni, Shanti J.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v37 n2 p185-198 2017
Social work students created a community activism project to raise awareness about trauma prevalence and impact. Trauma theory describes silencing as the mechanism that hinders individual and community healing. Therefore, students sought to create an interactive opportunity to heighten trauma visibility on campus. They created a physical mailbox and invited community members respond to the prompt, "I am a survivor because …" and to read others' responses. Through the project, students were able to document participants' trauma experiences, increase community trauma awareness, and enhance their own learning. Moreover, the authors believe that this assignment successfully fostered student integration of micro and macro social work skills.
Descriptors: Activism, Social Work, Counselor Training, Trauma, Student Attitudes, Skill Development, Incidence, Consciousness Raising, Program Descriptions, Teaching Methods, Privacy, Confidentiality, Electronic Mail, College Students, Disclosure
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina