ERIC Number: EJ1179938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Note--Partnering Macro Social Work Students and Agencies Addressing Youth Homelessness: A Model for Service Learning
Aguiniga, Donna M.; Bowers, Pam H.
Journal of Social Work Education, v54 n2 p379-383 2018
In addition to direct practice skills, social work students need to become familiar and competent with macrolevel approaches to addressing youth and transgender youth homelessness. Service-learning courses provide an effective approach for students to learn the necessary knowledge and skills. In two sections of an upper-division social work macropractice course, teams of students worked with nonprofit organizations that addressed the needs of homeless youths and transgender youths. A three-pronged approach--community forum, fund-raising, and advocacy campaign--allowed a range of activities and learning experiences that benefited the students and agencies. This three-pronged service-learning model engaged the community, spread the message about youth and transgender youth homelessness, and consisted of projects that people can easily implement in their own communities.
Descriptors: Social Work, Homeless People, Models, Service Learning, Sexual Identity, Social Justice, Fund Raising, Advocacy, Community Services, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, College Faculty, College Students, Youth, Caseworker Approach
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Alaska (Anchorage)
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