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Educating for Rights and Justice: Dialogue on Forensic Social Work

The Council on Social Work Education underscores that social workers should be educated to advance human right, social, economic, and environmental justice.

This webinar will highlight the key findings from a research study published in social work education which is an analysis of forensic social work, social work, and law syllabi.

The analysis of the syllabus content revealed an overarching theme of forensic social work and ‘the pursuit of justice’ and as practice at the intersection of the law and/or legal system. These findings suggest forensic social work education grounded in a human rights and global justice approach can serve an important functioning in measuring student learning outcomes that target advancing human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice using clinical, interdisciplinary, and policy practice.

The presenters also will dialogue with participants about the strategies they and other instructors incorporate in the classroom and out of the classroom to enhance students learning experiences.

Learning objectives: 

Participants of this webinar will be able to:

(1) articulate how social work instructors conceptualize the teaching and practice of forensic social work

(2) identify key learning objectives on how rights and justice can be applied to forensic social work teaching and practice

(3) describe and/or apply strategies on enhancing students’ learning experiences in and out of the classroom.

Article Reference: Tina Maschi, Jo Rees, George Leibowitz & Margaret Bryan (2018): Educating for rights and justice: a content analysis of forensic social work syllabi, Social Work Education, DOI:10.1080/02615479.2018.1508566

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Tina Maschi is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University, New York, NY, USA

Jo Rees is an assistant professor at Long Island University-Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, USA

George Leibowitz  is a professor at the Department of Social Work, School of Social Welfare, Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY, USA

Douglas MacNally, JD, MSW
FSW Instructor, Stonybrook University (same as George’s affiliation)

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