SOWK 4235 Disproportionality and Disparity Across Systems (3 credits)

This course will explore the interrelatedness of institutional racism and discrimination across major social systems within the U.S., focusing on the historical context of current racial disproportionalities and disparities in youth service systems such as child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, education and health. Using a critical lens, the course is designed to help students analyze how policy decisions have long-range impact on generations, specifically for children and youth of color. Students will have the opportunity to apply this critical lens to their current field placement and the youth populations they serve.

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