Sport Social Work: The Maize & Blueprint

Authors

  • G. Warren Clark University of Michigan, School of Social Work
  • Yatesha Robinson University of Michigan, School of Social Work, Office of Field Education
  • Daniel Fischer University of Michigan, School of Social Work, Office of Field Education
  • William Vanderwill University of Michigan, School of Social Work

Keywords:

Sport, Social Work, Field Education, Social Work Values and Ethics

Abstract

The systematic development of sport social work  at the University of Michigan, School of Social Work  began in  2012, and continues to grow as of 2021.  Using sport as an intervention in MSW curriculum and field education has also started to become more available for students interested in training as sport social workers. This article will review and discuss several key ways that social work and sport intersect.  Utilizing a social justice lens, we will then describe the innovative approaches used to create and build social work and sport field practicum experiences for MSW students and identify possible future directions for sport social work areas of training and practice.

Author Biographies

G. Warren Clark, University of Michigan, School of Social Work

 

MSW, LMSW

Leo Intermittant Lecturer

Yatesha Robinson, University of Michigan, School of Social Work, Office of Field Education

 

Ph.D, LMSW

Leo Lecturer III, Office of Field Education

Daniel Fischer, University of Michigan, School of Social Work, Office of Field Education

Assistant Dean of Field Education and Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work

William Vanderwill, University of Michigan, School of Social Work

Field Insttructor

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Published

2022-02-01