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Special Issues in Addiction and Mental Health Work (Blended/Online)

Course Code AMHW-400
Lecture hours per week 2
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

This course provides students with the opportunity for a deeper examination of specific populations and key issues in the field of addictions and mental health. These include approaches to working with women (including pregnant women), older adults and youth, indigenous peoples, LGBTTTIQ/Q communities (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, intersex, queer/questioning), racialized communities, new Canadians, people who are differently abled, people who are under-housed or homeless, and people with concurrent disorders, dual diagnoses, PTSD (especially among Canadian veterans), and survivors of childhood/domestic trauma/violence. Working in small groups, students in each group will focus on a specific population and will research promising practice approaches, critically reflect on practice implications and applications, and develop a knowledge transfer/dissemination strategy and product to share their learning with student peers within and beyond the classroom. Students will incorporate their previous learning focused on social innovation and social entrepreneurship to inform their proposed knowledge transfer/dissemination strategy.