This course aims to develop an understanding of the characteristics of organizations, institutions and communities. Students will gain knowledge about practice theories and will begin to develop/enhance the social work skills used in various practice settings. Students will think critically about structural responses to social distress.

The focus of Social Work Practice II – 187 347 is a macro approach to social work practice. Working with communities, institutions or large scale social work programs at the national or international level. Because this is a northern program, emphasis will be placed on the delivery of services at the community and territorial levels. Students will be encouraged to do their major practicum with a First Nation or Métis community or with a Government of the Northwest Territories agency that provides services to northern people.