SAGE Video: Course Playlists
Business and Management
Social ImpactProfessor Stewart Clegg offers an overview of the Rana Plaza factory collapse and its implications for workers, retailers, factory owners, and consumers. He challenges students to find ways to face the ethical issues arising from the disaster.Christine Svarer works in corporate engagement for CARE International, a non-governmental organization. She explains corporate social responsibility as the duty and ability businesses have to make the world a better place. Using the example of a partnership with Barclays Bank, Svarer shows how reaching out to the poor with financial education and banking services also benefited the banking system.Employees at the digital tech company Freeformers explain how corporate social responsibility can be successfully built into the overall business plan of a corporation. They also discuss their 'one for one' program through which one needy person is trained in technology skills for every employee trained in those same skills.Dr. Claire Moxham discusses socially sustainable supply chains. She elaborates on the debates, challenges, and future of socially sustainable supply chains.Ruth and Amy Anslow outline and demonstrate how they rethought the supermarket business model from the ground up to create an ethical and responsible social enterprise named "hiSbe" (how it Should be).
LeadershipProfessor James Bailey outlines leadership philosophy as a personal battle of perspectives. Using analogies and historical examples, he poses questions designed to inspire reflection and introspection into leadership philosophy.The Role of Destructive Goal Pursuit--Professor Christopher Kayes presents a case study of a failed attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest. His research on destructive goal pursuit can be used by businesses who do not want to get trapped in an unworkable or unworthy goal.Dr. Terri Scandura discusses the leader-member exchange model of leadership and how important trust is in the workplace. The leader-exchange model reflects the quality of the working relationship that a boss develops with each employee and the impact this has on job satisfaction. Trust in the workplace results in more effective groups and enhanced productivity, but trust in leadership has fallen globally.Rebecca Parilla discusses her work in cross-cultural training and how she found the career. Knowing how to mediate and respect other cultures can be very important to businesses, particularly international businesses and those who have a multicultural workforce.The Case of Apple--Using Apple as a case study, Dr. Scott Taylor discusses change in leadership and the effect it can have on a corporation. Apple's leader, Steve Jobs, built an emotional relationship with consumers and employees through his charismatic leadership. After his death, corporate and customer responses were very different.
EntrepreneurshipMark Driver, co-owner of Rathfinny Wine, discusses the challenges of starting a business and transforming a product into a PDO, or product of designated origin. Starting a business requires capital and knowledge of your target market. To receive PDO designation, your product must follow a strict set of rules--but it will be protected by the European Union.Posh Totty Designs started 10 years ago with a single jeweler hand-making personalized jewelry engraved with poems, song lyrics, and favorite phrases. The business is now a large team that manufactures and sells a variety of jewelry and gifts. Managing director Alice Rivers Cripps explains Posh Totty's unique selling proposition and how the business developed.Professor Greg Autry discusses how entrepreneurship can be affected by government regulation. His explanation highlights the level of involvement the government may have in a variety of industries and when said involvement can be a boon or a curse.
FinanceProfessor Robert Blackburn discusses research he has done on the relationship between small businesses and accountants. Small businesses often need more than a basic audit, but that is the limit of what many seek from accountants. Blackburn looks into whether accountants should offer such services and how to build trust between small businesses and accountants.(clip from Small Business in Action: Network)Four entrepreneurs discuss the importance of developing professional connections and networks in the success of their businesses.Professor Rick Johnston begins a series on financial accounting. In this first installment, he introduces basic accounting terms and financial statements. Johnston also explains the different audiences for financial statements and how to use the statements to analyze a company's performance.
MarketingDr. Tracy Tuten discusses social media marketing and the best ways to use social media for business. Social media marketing allows marketers to connect with customers better than they ever have before. Tuten explains how to effectively use social media, how to promote brands using social media, and how social media differs in emerging markets.Marketing assistant Ella Vega describes how her company Tangle Teezer manages their international marketing. She discusses strategies for launching and adapting products into foreign markets.Professor Prasad Naik discusses synergy, one of the most abused and misunderstood concepts of marketing. He provides careful analysis and mathematical models to demonstrate how to properly achieve marketing synergy and get demonstrable results.Professor Jeff French discusses three main points about social marketing. First, marketing can create more effective social programs. Second, the core value for social marketing is creating value for citizens. Third, it is important to put the citizen at the core of all social program planning.
Counseling & Psychotherapy
Counseling SkillsMick Cooper discusses how a therapist can help a client weed out and examine negative thoughts, using these thoughts to catalyze therapeutic insight(s). For example, if an adult client thinks of the world as a critical and harsh place, it may be an opportunity for the therapist to help them explore the impact of negative childhood experiences on their current perception of the world.As Maria recounts an incident that was upsetting to her, Alex pays attention to her non-verbals. Maria is not explicitly naming all of her emotional response to the incident but does appear to convey additional information nonverbally. See if you can spot any key non-verbals before Alex mentions them. Alex offers his observation of the non-verbals to Maria as a way of inviting her to expand her account of her experience.A neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) approach to the counseling and coaching topic of goal setting sets up a context where the client feels comfortable and the goals are reachable. The NLP coach or counselor sets goals with the client that are specific, measurable, and achievable. In terms of motivating the client, NLP coaches/counselors place emphasis on chunk size or whether the goal is visionary or definable, time frame, and the greater context of the client's conscious and unconscious life.
Counseling Settings/Client GroupsThis film introduces teletherapy, its limitations and benefits, privacy issues, and the best ways to practice teletherapy.Dr. John Winslade, Ph.D., counsels a woman dealing with the weight of her mother's refusal of treatment for her alcoholic tendencies. Following this, Winslade discusses the experience with Dr. Lorraine Hedtke, Ph.D.In this documentary, Dr. Frederic Rabinowitz, describes different counseling approaches to help men become emotionally expressive and some of the benefits of counseling for men.
Professional IssuesTwo examples are presented of a counselor asking to videotape a session, one in which the counselor pressures the client into agreeing and one in which exploitation is avoided.In this role-play session, Duncan Craig explains his client's rights to privacy within the context of a police investigation. He emphasizes that it may feel to the client that the aims of criminal justice may feel misaligned with the goals of therapy.Pauline Andrew describes the methods and approaches she uses to train counselors in Gestalt therapy.
Theories and ApproachesA psychotherapist defines what behavioral therapy is and gives a demonstration with a client.In this dramatized therapy session with David Hutchinson, he and his client discuss the ways diet, exercise, and substances can affect behavior.In this tutorial dance movement therapy is discussed in the context of suicide prevention. By looking at how stress and isolation may impact body orientation and movement dynamics, movement analysis can help in identifying suicidal risk factors and warning signs. Additionally, dance movement therapy can help increase a person's resiliency and strengthen protective factors; further reducing suicide risk.
Criminology & Criminal Justice
Corrections/PenologyProfessor Mary Stohr discusses her academic work in the field of corrections and criminology. She describes green corrections facilities, criminal justice theory, and where she believes the field is going based on current trends.Dr. Faith Lutze discusses the almost invisible field of community corrections, the section of the criminal justice system that includes probation and parole. She highlights the pros and cons of evidence-based practice. Lutze also stresses the need for greater investment in community corrections as the United States moves away from mass incarceration.Professor James Byrne discusses technology in the criminal justice system and how it has progressed over the years. Technology changes the criminal justice system by changing police practices, the corrections system, and crimes. Byrne also examines the effect of technology on crime rates.
Police Studies/Law EnforcementPatricia Wooden discusses diversity in law enforcement. For good police-community relations, it's important that the police match the community in gender and racial diversity.Dan Burke discusses his career in federal law enforcement and highlights common misconceptions about the job.Dr. Brian D. Fitch discusses law enforcement and social media. He describes the negative ways media and technology impact law enforcement, but also highlights the opportunity for growth and training.
Violent CrimeDr. Melchor de Guzman discusses property crime and the research that has been done on the subject. Property crime covers tangible items but also non-tangible items, such as intellectual property rights. De Guzman discusses law enforcement response to property crime, major academic debates in the field, and the impact of his own research.Jennifer Schuett discusses misconceptions about survivors and society's desire to ignore victims.Lorenn Walker discusses restorative justice and the criminal justice system. Restorative justice allows people to have a personal experience in justice, helping to repair the harm caused by violent crimes. Walker introduces a case study in which a murderer and the murder victim's family found closure.
Forensic Science & InvestigationCarla Valentine discusses the role and career pathway of an anatomical pathology technician. An anatomical pathology technician assists the pathologist at autopsies by doing the dissection and evisceration, and by taking the specimens. An anatomical pathology technician must have patience, upper body strength, and a strong stomach.Professor Sue Black discusses forensic anthropology and what it takes to be a forensic anthropologist. Forensic anthropology is the identification of human remains for the purposes of identification to the court. Black describes the process of identifying a body, an example case where she had to identify skeletal remains, and forensic anthropology as a career.Professor and practitioner Angela Gallop relates the details of her past experience in forensic investigation. She discusses the process followed in her teams' celebrated investigation and solving of the murder of Lynette White.
Research Methods for Criminology & Criminal JusticeProfessor Mario Cano discusses sentencing and how it has changed over the years. Criminal sentencing affects the public, including how private businesses and government organizations operate. Cano explains plea bargaining, its impact on crime rates, and research that has been done in the field.Professor Nicole Westmarland discusses her research methods and findings in a relatively unstudied area of domestic violence. Utilizing extensive research with many different stakeholders, she is trying to identify whether domestic abusers improve their behavior after commencing therapy.Dr. Lisa Pasko discusses juvenile delinquency and how it incorporates behavior and the response to behavior. She describes the history of juvenile delinquency, the research methods used in criminology, the Supreme Court cases affecting juvenile offenders, and her focus on female juvenile offenders.
Special EducationDr. Wendy Murawski explores what it means to run an inclusive classroom. Murawski examines both the need for inclusion and challenges involved in its implementation.This film examines educating children with hearing impairments and includes advice to educators.Ifield School Teacher Sheryl Bunyard discusses the the wide range of children with complex physical needs, medical needs and communication.
Early Childhood EducationLisa Sigafoos explains her strategies for helping elementary school children with math.This film examines early literacy and the techniques that teachers can utilize in the classroom.Social and emotional development in children involves emotional regulation, social skills, and cognitive development and communication levels. This film explores children's emotional, cognitive and social development stages through three Piagetian tasks, and Piaget's four stages of cognitive development.
Research Methods in EducationDr. Montserrat Fargus Malet discusses her article, “Research with Children—Methodological Issues and Innovative Techniques.” She reviews different methods and techniques used for research with children, as well as the issues researchers face when children are involved.Dr. Jenny Rankin discusses the requirements and components needed to conduct ethical and professional educational research. Rankin utilizes case studies to highlight the need for these aspects of the research process.This video discusses the research conducted on yes-no vocabulary tests, comparing reaction time with a checklist approach.
Administration in EducationIn this tutorial, Dr. Azure Dee Smiley Angelov discusses collaboration and team building, introducing key concepts such as: the importance of setting up structure; leading collaborative initiatives; goal setting and collaborating with educators and parents.Prof. Peter Earley and Dr. Jamie Clarke discuss managing change in schools. They explain the importance of leading change, where the change comes from, and change theory.Patricia Burch and Rodolfo Acosta Discuss Navigating the Politics of Education in School and Instructional ImprovementDr. Patricia Burch and Dr. Rodolfo Acosta explore the impact of politics on the American education system. Over the course of their conversation, Burch and Rodolfo examine arguments surrounding civics, school funding, teachers' unions, and multicultural education.Being a leader within education can be a complicated task, as a leader must contend with many stakeholders, both within and outside of the organization. This tutorial explores some leadership challenges specific to education, and argues that through in-depth decision making, collaboration, and an overall respect for professional autonomy, educational leaders can become more effective.
Curriculum and InstructionDr. Lynn Erickson discusses the importance of concept based learning in the classroom. Erickson's goal is to train teachers to set up a curriculum that synergizes factual and conceptual levels of thinking.In this interview, Professor Dominic Wyse, describes Curriculum and Pedagogy, and what it means to him. He discusses his areas of research and explains the central components of understanding of Curriculum and Pedagogy.Educators review two very different lessons for students with special needs. The first, from Woodlands Special School, is a history lesson packed with strategies for special needs students. The second, a collaborative project with Little Stanmore Primary School, combines mainstream and special needs students for an interactive Shakespeare workshop.
StylesMembers of the Brattleboro fire department discuss the autocratic leadership style needed for a team-based and emergency-response oriented service.Co-founders Alexa Modero and Brett D'Alessandro, and chief project officer Kara Desmet, discuss Backpacks for Life, a nonprofit serving veterans, and the type of leadership that drives its success.Bay Ridge Senior Center executive director, Todd W. Fliedner, and assistant director of operations, Bruno Bruzzese, discuss the challenges meet by their task-oriented leadership.
Theories and ModelsColonel Lucy Giles, president of the Army Officer Selection Board at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, discusses her leadership experiences in relation to Fiedler's contingency model.Fran Adams discusses Emmeline Pankhurst and the suffragette movement in context of "great man" theories of leadership.Dr. Heather Scott, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of Leadership Studies at Kennesaw State University, discusses X and Y leadership theories, including benefits, shortcomings, recognizing, and evaluating their impact on motivation.James Gantt, mentorship coordinator at Reel Works, discusses his role in an after-school filmmaking program designed to prepare students and young adults for success in the workplace.
SkillsJustin Giddings, founder of Kickstarter Guy, a crowdfunding company for filmmakers and artists, discusses problem-solving and leadership.Margaret Pierre, director of High Trees Community Development Trust, discusses her experience in leadership designed to motivate and empower.Sarah Craig, of Caffe Lena, discusses her journey to the realization that leadership involves developing a strong team.Tim Tobin discusses the beneficial role of mentoring in leadership development, including formal and informal mentoring, and the role of the mentor and of the mentee.
Characteristics and TraitsManager George Turner discusses the rewards and challenges faced as a leader of Carney's Community, a community project that uses boxing training to work with at-risk individuals.Marcy Levy Shankman, leadership coach and strategist at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, discusses the 5 ps of leadership and 19 capacities of emotional intelligent leadership.Nastaran Bisheban, VP of Global Technology Delivery at Rakuten Kobo, discusses leadership confidence, inspiring confidence in others, and shares advice for women in leadership.Mojdeh Rohani, executive director of De Novo, a nonprofit organization offering legal and counseling services to low income people, discusses how her inclusive leadership style promotes a healthy and productive environment for staff and clients.
Media, Communication & Cultural Studies
Comm StudiesFacial management techniques and the importance of facial expression in conveying emotion are discussed.The transaction and social construction models of communication are explained.The influences on perception are explained, which include culture, media, personal experience and language perception.
Media StudiesThomas J. Billard discusses with Josue Silva how transgender rights activists are fighting the media narratives and trying to get equality.Imani Cheers, PhD, professor of digital storytelling at George Washington University, discusses representation of gender and race in the media.Richard Craid, PhD, associate professor, George Mason University, discusses race representation in film and sports media.
Pop Culture & Cultural StudiesProfessor Johann Buis defines two key signatures that exists at the core of African and African-American music.Professor Lee Barron applies the fashion theories of 19th century sociologist Georg Simmel to pop music icons.Professor Simon Lindgren discusses the potential for the Internet and social media to function as a true public sphere that allows for inclusive, critical debate.
Nursing ResearchAssistant professor of nursing, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Celeste Carter, APRN, DNS, discusses the benefits of interprofessional education in research on breast cancer-related lymphedema.Lovoria Williams, associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing and the director of membership for the Southern Nursing Research Society, gives an overview of key research concepts and explains the difference between research and other types of information.Dr. Carolyn Miller Reilly discusses nursing research, including how the nursing research process correlates with the nursing process steps of assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation; and the components of a written research proposal.Pamela Ashcraft, associate professor at the University of Central Arkansas School of Nursing, provides an overview of mixed methods research, discussing advantages and challenges, outlining types of mixed methods designs, and giving basic examples of mixed methods research.
Critical Care NursingTwo types of ventilation are discussed, as well as capnography, suctioning, and other important roles of the nurse.The nurse's role in pain management is discussed, including the assessment of pain, the implementation of pain management, and education of the patient.An overview of the components and functions of the pulmonary and related systems is given, as well as identification of respiratory dysfunction, hypoxemia, hypoxia, and determinants of arterial oxygenation.Methods for measuring five vital signs—body temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, and pain—are explained and an overview is given of equipment and processes.
Health Care Management & AdministrationMike Vicioso, a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and owner of Growing Healthy Together Kids, and his staff discuss the benefits and challenges of running a successful pediatric clinic.Professor and associate dean at St. Louis University's School of Nursing, Dr. Joanne Langan, PhD, RN, CNE, discusses and shares advice on leadership and nursing administration.Once a quality improvement program has been approved and a team leader selected, the problem being addressed by the program must be well-defined, and roles and responsibilities must be decided. This team selection phase is demonstrated.Assistant professor of clinical nursing, LSU Health New Orleans, Leanne H. Fowler, DNP, MBA, APRN, AG/ACNP-BC, CNE, discusses business skills and qualifications needed to become a nurse entrepreneur, and options available when pursuing this path.Associate professor Doreen Westera, RN, MScN, MEd, Memorial University, discusses emergency management in public health as illustrated by experiences of health care professionals during the H1N1 pandemic.
Health PolicyPatricia Hanes discusses the history of nursing during the period spanning the end of World War I, the Jazz Age of the 1920s, and the Great Depression of the 1930s, which introduced several key changes in nursing policy and practice.Dr. Joyce Pulcini, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, professor at George Washington University School of Nursing, discusses running for office and political activism for nurses.Debra Holbrook, the director of forensic nursing at Mercy Medical in Baltimore, describes her career progression, and the unique role of forensic nurses in pushing for societal change.
Politics and International Relations
Comparative PoliticsProfessor Svitlana Chernykh outlines varying presidential systems of government. Her discussion includes an analysis of what problems each system is likely to have and why they sometimes fail.Chungshik Moon defines resource curse as a negative effect of a natural resource on the economic, social, or political well-being of a community. This effect can be explained by two factors: deindustrialization and/or low government accountability.Professor Sara McLaughlin Mitchell outlines the three prominent motivations that drive countries to move towards war even though engaging in war is consistently illogical.
Campaigns and ElectionsProfessor Ken Goldstein explains that elections center on the composition of the electorate and the loyalty of partisan groups. Campaigns focus on mobilizing voter turnout among groups likely to support their candidate, and on swaying the opinions of undecided but likely voters.Professor Ken Goldstein analyzes the change in voter demographics between 2004 and 2012. Using historical data he demonstrates how the United States voting demographic has been and is changing, and he considers how it will continue to change.Professor Ken Goldstein discusses the 2012 presidential election and campaign strategies. The 2012 election should have been very competitive, but Barack Obama won by a comfortable margin. Obama's campaign used targeted television advertising, and it spent less than the Republican Party.
The Presidency and Executive BranchProfessor Stephen Wayne discusses American presidency and the troubles American presidents face. The American constitution created a system of checks and balances, which limits power and can make it hard for the president to create change. During presidential campaigns, candidates make promises that they cannot enact without Congress and promise more than they could ever accomplish.Professor Anne Marie Cammisa discusses the policy-making process in Congress. She details the different steps in the circular policy-making process, as well as the steps a bill must take to become a law. She pays particular attention to barriers in the legislative process, such as a lack of unity within parties and polarization.Professor Stephen Wayne discusses American presidency and the troubles American presidents face. The American constitution created a system of checks and balances, which limits power and can make it hard for the president to create change. During presidential campaigns, candidates make promises that they cannot enact without Congress and promise more than they could ever accomplish.
International RelationsProfessor Henry Nau discusses the complexity of international relations as a field of study. Within his explanation he outlines four theoretical approaches to international relations, providing examples of each.Professor Jacqui True explains the role of gender in international relations and in the study of international relations. She points to the effects of greater female participation in foreign relations, including a greater focus on human rights and conflict prevention. She also points to social and cultural structures that deter women from participating in the political sphere.Professor Han Dorussen discusses international relations and the many facets the field has incorporated over the years. He also explains how to find and pursue a worthy topic for research.
Public PolicyDr. Ronald A. Harris explains how to use statistical techniques and quantitative methods to evaluate a program.Professor B. Guy Peters reflects on public administration as a profession. He analyzes its evolution and development throughout modern government.Using concrete examples and current debates, Professor Michael Kraft describes five types of policy analysis: cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, risk, political feasibility, and ethical.
Clinical/Abnormal PsychologyProfessor Amy Wenzel discusses the fields of psychopathology and abnormal psychology, particularly highlighting her work in postpartum anxiety and suicidality. She explains the controversies surrounding the new DSM, including the medicalization of everyday experiences and the writers' ties to the pharmaceutical industry. She also explores therapeutic innovations and where she sees psychology headed.Professor William Ray discusses evolutionary and abnormal psychology, as well as how they relate to each other. Evolutionary psychology looks at how disorders have changed over time and gives a new perspective on psychopathology. Abnormal psychology studies different mental disorders and the underlying mechanisms of mental illness.David Baddiel explores different types of education and learning strategies. He examines two contradictory ideas: that humans are born with the abilities they will always have and that brains are constantly changing. He looks at experiments on learning, including the use of cash incentives in schools.
Lifespan & Developmental PsycologyProfessor Patrick Leman discusses gender development and how gender differences and stereotypes lead to inequalities. He points out studies have shown significant gender factors in how adults treat babies and what children learn about occupations.Dr. Richard De Visser describes developmental psychology through a biopsychosocial perspective that considers debates about nature and nurture and looks at the development of individuals within their social context.Professor Patrick Leman discusses the importance of child development. The immense amount of learning that happens during childhood allows children to develop into competent adults. There is increasing evidence that many psychological problems can be tied to negative childhood experiences.
Applied PsychologyProfessor Randall Engle discusses the field of working psychology, which is centered around the idea that the information that you can remember is relatively limited. He talks about how attention is related to this field, because it is not just about remembering information but also about remembering the information while there are other things happening trying to distract your attention.In conversation with Howard Burton, Professor Steven Kosslyn explains his understanding of a top brain/bottom brain, in contrast to the popular idea of a right and left brain. He discusses different cognitive modes and the testing involved in scientific psychology.Professor John Wixted discusses human memory. Human memory is a field that requires knowledge in both psychology and neuroscience. He talks about why he got into the field and what students should do if they want to do the same.
Social PsychologyDr. Catherine Borshuk presents an overview of the study into altruism. Starting with the now-debunked story of the attack on Kitty Genovese, Borshuk examines the bystander effect, righteous Gentiles, nurturing behavior, and gender/culture differences in altruistic behavior.Dr. Keon West explains that it is difficult to make broad factual claims about prejudice and discrimination, but careful scientific experiments can show evidence of discriminatory attitudes. He highlights his findings on the question, "Do people judge Muslims more harshly than white non-Muslims?"Professor Susan Fiske defines dual process theories as the ways people make sense of the world around them. These processes can occur automatically and immediately or more deliberately.
Research Methods & Data Analysis in PsychologyDr. David Dunning discusses the field of self and identity. He describes how he got into the field, how others can get into the field, and why it is important in society.Prof. Jean Twenge addresses the role of cultural psychology in understanding our world and how it changes, particularly over time. She describes the importance of appreciating generational differences and of the various ways we learn to be a member of society.Prof. Jean Twenge addresses the role of cultural psychology in understanding our world and how it changes, particularly over time. She describes the importance of appreciating generational differences and of the various ways we learn to be a member of society.
Social Work PracticeStaff at Heights and Hills, a support center for older adults, discuss methods they use to assess clients while building relationships.Murali Nair, clinical professor of social innovation and change at the University of Southern California, discusses his research and experience creating change through international social welfare.Juliet Koprowska, MSW, honorary fellow at University of York, discusses interpersonal communication skills that social workers can apply in their daily practice.
Social Work and HealthcareBarbara J. Diamond discusses implicit bias, microaggressions, disability, and creating an inclusive world.Peter Beresford, Professor of Social Policy at Brunel University, London, discusses the social model of disability, the social model of distress, and inroads into societal response.HIV-related health disparities and Legal and Ethical considerations for Social Workers who Support Clients Living with HIVAyako Miyashita, JD, Adjunct Faculty at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs and Associate Director for the California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Center at UCLA, discusses legal and ethical concerns for social workers supporting clients living with HIV.
Child, Youth and AdolescenceMichael Dentato, PhD, Associate Professor, Loyola University, discusses the role of social work in advocating for LGBTQ rights.Susie Hawkes, Social Work Lecturer, and Elaine Arnull, Reader in Social Work Policy and Social Work, at Nottingham Trent University, present a role-playing scenario of an assessment with an adolescent in the youth system.Ray Jones, PhD, Social Worker, Kingston University, discusses the relationship between child neglect, child protection, and family services.
Social Work SkillsEmma Hetherington, JD, clinical assistant professor, School of Law, University of Georgia, discusses courtroom advocacy skills for social workers.Siobhan Maclean, social worker, discusses the importance of, and how to apply, creativity and practice learning in social work.Catheryn Meredith, MA, Graduate Tutor at Northumbria University, discusses the importance of the assessment process in social work, including limitations of the current system.
Social Work AdministrationKaren Goodenough, MSW, LGSW, shares her experiences in macro-social work and as Executive Director NASW–Minnesota.The mission of Heights & Hills is to promote successful aging in the community. Judy Willig is a social worker and executive director of the organization; here, the staff discuss their stories and Judy explains the ins and outs of social work administration.Terrie Fritz, LCSW, Director at the Center for Social Work in Healthcare, University of Oklahoma, discusses her career and experience integrating social work and healthcare.
Ethnicity and Race RelationsProfessor Leslie Baker-Kimmons presents a basic overview of the social construction of race and ethnicity. She highlights the way prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination reinforce one another, and she describes the different theories that underlie prejudice.American families come in all shapes and sizes, from single-parent households to multiple generations living under one roof. This documentary explores the intersections of race, ethnicity, and family, with a focus on immigrant families.Dr. Andrew Jolivette provides an overview of the construction of racial identities in the United States. Racial attitudes and categorization have changed drastically between the pre-contact and modern eras of U.S. history. Jolivette closely examines multiracial identity, interracial marriage, and the 2000 U.S. Census.
Sociology of Marriage and FamilyValerie Jencks discusses her work as a marriage and family therapist and what the job entails. Family therapy emphasizes relationships and relationship systems, unlike other types of mental health treatment, which usually focus on the individual. Jencks explains how she got into the field and provides an example of a group therapy session.Remarriage always come with challenges, but even more so when there are children involved. Adults in a new family have to make sense of their marriage and learn how to be a stepparent at the same time. Divorce, the children of divorce, and step parenting are examined.Professor Donna Holland discusses aging out of foster care and provides examples from adults that went through the foster care program. She explains the roles of foster parents, the foster care drift, education outcomes for foster children and what former foster children recommend to people helping children in the foster care system.
Sociology of the Criminal Justice SystemDelancey Street is a job training program for people who have been convicted of serious crimes. Men and women in the program explain how it helped them become functional members of society. Sociologists also discuss different types of deviance, paying attention to the war on drugs.Dr. Steve Wakeman discusses the sociology of crime and deviance and why some people break rules. Wakeman argues that crime has no ontological reality, that crime itself does not really exist because crime is contingent upon a time and place. The field of sociology of crime and deviance is a large field of study, encompassing a wide range of theories that can be understood from many different perspectives.Alan Saleh discusses how the Alternatives To Violence Project helps working class people stop patterns of violence in their lives. He explains strategies to help avoid violence and alternatives to acting in a violent way.
Social ProblemsLaura Ng describes her work as the director of Traffick Free, a Chicago nonprofit that works to fight human trafficking. She explains different types of human trafficking and how average people are complicit in trafficking. Ng also discusses how she entered social justice work, how her organization operates, and how the new Traffick Free drop-in center will benefit victims.Dr. Niki Weller discusses the social construction of drug use as a social problem. Researching drug use in the United States helps explain what makes drug use a specific, social activity. Weller discusses a history of drug use in the United States, and she links drug toxicity, dependence, and crime to social problems.Professor Earl Babbie describes how an unexpectedly large class, poor midterm grades, and student initiative taught him something new. His students found that often we hold each other back from our natural impulse to take care of social problems.
Research Methods in Sociology/Social Science Data ResearchDr. Barbie Clarke discusses the IKEA Play Report and the importance of play in children and adults. The study showed that families were not playing as much as before, and both parents and children wanted more play time together. The results prompted IKEA to launch the Say Yes to Play Campaign.Professor Daniel Chambliss describes his career in social science and the impact social research has outside of academia. He highlights debates on crime rates and single motherhood, and he discusses research he has done in athletic training, nursing, and college student learning.Professor Russell K. Schutt discusses social research, how it differs from other scientific research, and the role it plays in society. He describes several of his research projects and highlights major ways research has impacted the workplace.Dr. Edward Laumann discusses social networks, sexually transmitted infections, and the correlation between them. Social connectivity differs across populations, and those differences can help to explain the differential spread of STDs.