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Social Work

Effective Safety Planning in Child Protection Casework
by Andrew Turnell
One of the more challenging jobs of a social worker is ensuring a child’s safety following in-home violence. This video takes you step-by-step through the process in an accessible and straight-forward way that includes the child’s input.

Part of the 2-video series: Child Protection Casework
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Human Behavior and the Social Environment: (2-video series)
by Judith R. Smith
Social Work Professor Judith Smith presents these videos on the foundation of all social work training: Human Behavior and the Social Environment. This set explains both Macro and Mezzo systems and illustrates the basis of Social Systems Theory through numerous interviews.
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Juvenile Justice in Action (2-video series)
by Calamari Productions
Take a front row seat to the court proceedings for a 17-year-old who had a drug relapse following a year of working toward rehabilitation. Witness how the mental health profession can be a voice for clients in a punitive justice system.
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Look Back to Move Ahead: Social Work for Survivors of Trauma
by Carol Tosone
Two vignettes portray social work students working with clients affected by trauma and learning from their supervisors how to approach the sensitive material these clients present.
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Melissa: Teen Mother in Foster Care
by Calamari Productions
Watch the intense struggles of a fifteen-year-old girl living in a foster home with her medical needs infant as she learns how to care for her daughter and returns to school.

Part of the 3-video series: Children in Crisis
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Motivational Interviewing for Adolescent Health Behavior
by Cathy Cole
Learn how to effectively support and empower adolescents dealing with health concerns using Motivational Interviewing skills and techniques.
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Motivational Interviewing in Juvenile Justice Settings
by Ali Hall
Without a strong alliance and clear boundaries, mandated clients will often shut down or act out—especially if they are teenagers. How do you work to meet both institutional and clinical goals? Here, Motivational Interviewing expert Ali Hall demonstrates how to use this collaborative approach in juvenile justice settings.
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Policy Affects Practice (6-video series)
by Influencing Social Policy
This six-video social work series highlights the many ways social workers can and do contribute to systemic change through legislative advocacy.
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Self-Neglect: What We Can Learn From the Mary Northern Case
by Terra Nova Films
A pioneer case in Adult Protective Services and elder care, the life of Mary Northern, an elderly woman refusing life saving surgery, offers mental health professionals a complex exploration of the limits of self-determination.
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Social Work With Older Adults: Real Students, Real Clients, Real Growth
by Judith R. Smith
Under the guidance of their insightful supervisors, social work interns practice engagement, assessment, and termination skills with older clients, while also learning about the concrete needs of this population.
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Struggle for Identity: Issues in Transracial Adoption
by Photosynthesis Productions
Transracial adoptees discuss their childhood, the identity issues which have carried through into their adulthood, and suggestions to improve the future of transracial adoptions.
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