Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

Community Interventions: Theory and Practice Essentials
0.5 Credit

This course provides an introduction to concepts, theories and methods associated with social work practice in communities. General rationales for, and models of, intervention are discussed in the context of common social work settings. Various elements of community organizing and development will be explored through illustrations in areas such as race relations, health promotion, advocacy, capacity building and community economic development. Working with marginalised populations will be an essential component of the course.