Course Description

GET THE SKILLS TO CREATE REAL CHANGE WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY AND SCHOOLS

This is an in-depth 10 week online course designed for professionals in the fields of social work, education, mental health, public policy, community program development and similar.

The course session begins  TUESDAY APRIL 2, 2024.
*There are 5 live sessions that happen at Tuesdays at 4:30pm-6:00pm Pacific. 

  • Tue APR 2, 2024 4:30 PM Pacific Time Week 1 (1.5 hours)
  • Tue APR 30, 2024 4:30 PM Pacific Time Week 5
  • Tue MAY 14, 2024 4:30 PM Pacific Time Week 7
  • Tue MAY 21, 2024 4:30 PM Pacific Time Week 8 
  • Tue JUN 4, 2024 4:30 PM Pacific Time Week 10
Meetings are recorded for later viewing.


The goal of this course is to expose students to the historical events and policies which have lead to contemporary social problems and structural inequalities that continue to negatively impact African Americans. 

  • Multigenerational patterns of adaptive behaviors passed along through generations will be explored with an emphasis on assessment and interventions using evidence based, culture specific, and social justice models.

  • A relationship based approach will be presented as one method of intervention with a particular focus on culturally based strategies that include areas of spirituality, music, art and literature.

  • The course will provide practical tools that will inform practice at the five levels of service and empower individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities throughout the change process.


A crucial aspect of social work involves sensitivity and competence in working with African Americans as an underserved and vulnerable population. This course is designed to enable students to develop a knowledge base and critical awareness of issues specifically impacting African Americans in practice and policy. This course will include the development of techniques useful for practice.


PLEASE NOTE:

- Required Materials Not Included in Registration:

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Revised Edition

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome Study Guide


CONTINUING EDUCATION

This course is approved for 9 NASW CE's.


- Course Tuition and Payment Options
There are two options to pay for registration:

  • Early bird - $550 before March 1st 2024 - pls, no extensions beyond this.

  • After March 1st
    • One time payment $695
    • OR Three payments of $250 each

Dr. Joy DeGruy

Course curriculum

  • 3

    Week 1

    • LIVE INTRODUCTION: by Dr. Joy DeGruy, Tuesday APR 2, 4:30 pm Pacific

    • OUTLINE: Week 1

    • WATCH: Week One Video Lecture

    • READING: White People Facing Race || Uncovering the Myths that Keep Racism in Place (Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D.) Article

    • QUIZ: Week 1

    • OPTIONAL READING: How Racism Works Handout

    • OPTIONAL READING: Diversity vs. Social Justice Handout: Diversity Training- Good For Business But Insufficient For Social Change

    • OPTIONAL READING: Internalized White Supremacy Handout

    • STUDENT DISCUSSIONS: Week 1

    • RECORDING: April 2nd Meeting

  • 4

    Week 2: I Don’t Even Notice Race

    • OUTLINE: Week 2

    • READING: Bicentennial Speech

    • READING: U.S. Resolution Apology Document

    • READING: Serial Forced Displacement Article

    • WATCH: Dehumanization & White Fear of Annihilation

    • QUIZ #2: Week 2 Content

    • QUIZ #3: Recorded Lecture: Dehumanization & White Fear of Annihilation

    • OPTIONAL READING: Cultural Genocide Article

    • OPTIONAL READING: Japanese Relocation (JARDA) Handout

    • OPTIONAL READING: Chinese Exclusion, Immigrant labor for Railroads Handout

    • OPTIONAL READING: Timeline of Agricultural Labor (The POC Experience)

    • STUDENT DISCUSSION: Week 2

  • 5

    Week 3: Crimes Against Humanity

    • OUTLINE: Week 3

    • WATCH: Video Lecture Week 3

    • READING: Dehumanizing Black Boys

    • READING: Bias isn’t just a police problem

    • READING: Serial Forced Displacement

    • READING: Color of Law Richard Rothstein Federal segregation

    • QUIZ #4: Week 3 Content

    • WATCH: When the Bough Breaks (From Unnatural Causes) (Quiz on this in Week 5)

    • WATCH: In Sickness and in Health (Quiz on this in Week 5)

    • OPTIONAL READING: White Boys to Terrorist Men

    • OPTIONAL READING: White Debt

    • STUDENT DISCUSSION: Week 3

  • 6

    Week 4: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

    • OUTLINE: WEEK 4

    • WATCH: Video Lecture Week 4

    • READ: Epigenetics

    • READ: Racial/Cultural Identity Development Chart + Dichotomous Logic Chart

    • READ: Families in Psychology

    • READ: Dichotomous Logic

    • QUIZ #5: Week 4 Content

    • OPTIONAL READ: Racial PTSD

    • OPTIONAL READ: The Origin of Others

    • STUDENT DISCUSSION: Week 4

  • 7

    Week 5: Models + Theories

    • OUTLINE: WEEK 5

    • LIVE CHECK-IN: Tuesday APR 30 4:30pm Pacific

    • VIDEO LECTURE: Week 5

    • VIDEO: Dr. Carl Bell's View on Youth Behavior

    • QUIZ #6: Week 5 Content

    • QUIZ #7: Unnatural Causes Videos (posted in Week 3)

    • READ: A Matter of Respect

    • READ: African American Adolescent Respect

    • READ: Building Children’s Brains Handout

    • READ: Learned Helplessness

    • READ: Fetal Alcohol Handout

    • READ: Racial/Cultural Identity Development Chart + Dichotomous Logic Chart

    • OPTIONAL READ: Apgar score Handout

    • STUDENT DISCUSSION: Week 5

  • 8

    Week 6 + 7: Slavery’s Children

    • OUTLINE: WEEK 6 + 7

    • LIVE LECTURE: Week 6 - Tue MAY 14 @ 4:30pm Pacific

    • VIDEO LECTURE: WEEK 7 Part 1

    • VIDEO LECTURE: WEEK 7 Part 2

    • READ: Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages

    • READ: Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development

    • READ: Prevalence of Neurodevelopmental Disorders v Bell _ Chimata

    • READ: Prevalence of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Bell - Supplemental

    • READ: Research on Social Respect A

    • QUIZ #8: Week 6 + 7 Content

    • QUIZ #9: Week 6+7 Content

    • OPTIONAL READ: Racial Respect

    • STUDENT DISCUSSION: Week 6 + 7

  • 9

    Week 8+ 9: The Science of Learning and Development

    • OUTLINE: WEEK 8 + 9

    • LIVE MEETING: Tue MAY 21 @ 4:30pm Pacific

    • VIDEO LECTURE: WEEK 8 Part 1 of 3

    • VIDEO LECTURE: WEEK 8 Part 2 of 3

    • VIDEO LECTURE: WEEK 8 Part 3 of 3

    • READ: SEI Standards Handout

    • READ: Victorious Minds (Rochester)

    • READ: The Philosophical Aspects of Cultural Difference

    • READ: The Relationship Model and Approach

    • READ: The Theory of Triadic Influence

    • READ: Restorative Justice Model

    • READ: Students Learn from the People They Love

    • WATCH: The Science of Learning and Development

    • QUIZ #10: Week 8 + 9 Content

    • QUIZ #11: Week 8 + 9 Content

    • OPTIONAL READ: The Stories That Bind Us Handout

    • Overview of Virtues Project Cards

    • STUDENT DISCUSSION: Week 8 + 9

  • 10

    Week 10: The Theory of Triadic Influence & Restorative Justice Model

    • OUTLINE: Week 10

    • LIVE MEETING: Tue JUN 4 @ 4:30pm Pacific

    • QUIZ #12: Week 10 Content

    • STUDENT DISCUSSION: Week 10

  • 11

    Final Assignment

    • ONLINE ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION AND GRADING CRITERIA

    • Suggested Readings

    • Final Assignment Submission

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