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November 16, 2011

GLOBE-TROTTING 2012

Mandel School offers travel-abroad courses for health and human service professionals, college students during spring break

Cleveland, OH—Take an educational holiday overseas in March 2012 during Spring Break and engage in cross-cultural studies of social policies and practices for health and human services. Several three-credit travel courses for Case Western Reserve University students are open to students at other colleges and universities and to working professionals in health and human services. Groups are traveling to the Netherlands, Guatemala, and Poland.

Each trip is led and taught by experienced instructors and faculty from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (school of social work) at Case Western Reserve, who travel with and lodge at the same location as students. Each trip is also designed around a course syllabus and assignments that promote interaction with policymakers and direct-service providers in the country being visited.

INTEGRATED TREATMENT

Join Patrick Boyle, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC, director of implementation services at the Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) on his trip to Amsterdam, the Netherlands and his course, "Integrated Mental Health and Substance Use Services," which is a cross-cultural examination of policies and practices for the treatment and recovery of people with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Boyle has been traveling to the Netherlands for several years, providing technical assistance (consulting and training) for the implementation of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice, to organizations in several regions of the country.

(For related story, click here.)


MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

Direct all questions about all trips to the following:

  • Debby Jacobson, PhD, assistant professor & director of International Programs, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
  • Email: dxj@cwru.edu
  • Web: http://msass.case.edu/international
Deadlines
Deadlines posted on the Mandel School web site are for students of Case Western Reserve University only. Inquire with Dr. Jacobson about updated deadlines. Trip rosters must be finalized by the end of January 2012, so register today to reserve your place.

Passport
Dr. Jacobson reminds everyone who is interested in these travel-abroad courses that the U.S. Passport application and renewal process may take longer than expected. Begin the process today online ( click here ). 


Netherlands MapNETHERLANDS | THE DETAILS

Course Title 1: Integrated Mental Health & Substance Use Services (SASS 575/350)

  • Travel: March 9-18, 2012
  • Saturday Seminars: February 4 & 18; April 28
  • Instructor: Patrick Boyle, MSSA ('89), LISW-S, LICDC, adjunct instructor at the Mandel School and director of implementation services at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University
  • Travel Fee*: $2,950 ($250 non-refundable due with application)
  • Course Fee*: (see below)
  • Related story: ( click here )

Course Title 2: Social Justice: Health & Violence Prevention (SASS 325-Undergraduates)

  • Travel: March 9-18, 2012
  • Saturday Seminars: February 4 & 18; April 28
  • Instructors: Cleve Gilmore, PhD, dean of the Mandel School & Sarah Parran, LISW, MSSA ('84)
  • Travel Fee*: $2,950 ($250 non-refundable due with application)
  • Course Fee*: (see below)

Course Title 3: Social Justice: Health & Violence Prevention (SASS 575-Graduates)

  • Travel: March 9-18, 2012
  • Saturday Seminars: February 4 & 18; April 28
  • Instructor: Mark Singer, MSSA ('79) PhD ('83), Leonard W. Mayo Professor in Family and Child Welfare at the Mandel School
  • Travel Fee*: $2,950 ($250 non-refundable due with application)
  • Course Fee*: (see below)


POLAND | THE DETAILS

Course Title: Invisible Groups in a New Poland (SASS 575/375)

  • Travel: March 9-18, 2012
  • Saturday Seminars: February 4 & 18; April 28
  • Instructors: Kathleen Farkas, PhD, associate professor of social work at the Mandel School & Richard Romaniuk, PhD, MSSA ('98), adjunct instructor at the Mandel School and supervisory social worker at the Cleveland VA Medical Center
  • Travel Fee*: $2,950 ($250 non-refundable due with application)
  • Course Fee*: (see below)


GUATEMALA | THE DETAILS

Course Title: Community Development Approach to Child Welfare (SASS 575/375)

  • Travel: March 9-18, 2012
  • Saturday Seminars: February 4 & 18; April 28
  • Instructors: Victor Groza, PhD, Grace F. Brody Professor  of Parent-Child Studies & Ms. Zoe Breen Wood, MSW, instructor and director of Field Education at the Mandel School
  • Travel Fee*: $2,650* ($250 non-refundable due with application)
  • Course Fee*: (see below)

*Travel Fees

Travel fees for each course cover the following:

  • International airfare
  • In-country travel (e.g., trains, trams, trolleys, buses)
  • Some meals (varies by trip/course)
  • Double-occupancy hotel rooms
  • Instructional materials
  • Visits to service organizations, agencies
  • Guest lecturers

*Course Fees

  • Students of Case Western Reserve pay for their travel-abroad course credits via the regular course-registration process.
  • Students from other colleges and universities and non-students (e.g., health and human service professionals) pay a professional-development fee of $400 in place of course-credit fees.
 

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