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G. Victoria Jackson, EdD, MSW
Assistant Professor, Social Work & Social Ecology
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
9/2014 - 12/2014 SOWK515Diversity & Aging 
This course provides an overview of the impact of diversity factors on aging such as race and ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and rovides examples of culturally sensitive interventions for social work professionals.  
1/2014 - 3/2014 SOWK653Interventions with Special Needs Children
This course is a mandated selective for Title IVE Students. It focuses on practice with children and families in relationship to environmental stability. We emphasize developing parental and social suppoirt and provide requistie knowledge and skills to hlep children deal with dientity conerns of joing new families. The impact of race, gender, economic deprivation, illness, spirituality and disability is addressed.
9/2013 - 12/2013  SOWK653 - Selective for IV-E students on child welfare.  Examining environmental stability of children in changing families, September, 2013 - December, 2013. 
Individual presentations on facets of child challenges, guest speakers from the field of Child Protective Services
9/2013 - 12/2013

GERO515 Diversity and Aging - Beginning Course on major issues for ethnically diverse older adults such as housing, finances, social support, health issues. 

Conducted field trip to Montecito Mortuary for students to learn about resources to assist bereaved families.

Had a midterm consisting of presentation of a movie concerning an older adult's experience as a dementia patient where students had to conduct an assessment based on the events presented in the film.

Assigned students an assignment to present a  videotape of their interview with an elder over 65 of a different culture than themselves to present to the class.   

9/2013 - 12/2013 SOWK504 Interviewing and Counseling - A basic course of interviewing skills for students who have not had any experience or course work in Interviewing techniques.  This is a beginning course listing techniques rather than a theory/practice course. 

Video roleplays of interviewing techniques from YouTube, in-class roleplays and examples of interviewing techniques plus a guest speaker who is a professional social worker and clinician. 

Students are required at the end of the quarter to present a video of an initial interview with an individual and provide evidence that they know the beginning principles of interviewing as presented in the course.

Administrative Teaching Roles
10/2010  SOWK757A Professional Foundation Practicum and Seminar - The integrative seminar for discussion of practicum experiences, self-reflective assignments, and guest speakers. 
9/2010 - 12/2010  Fall, 2010 SOWK660 Advanced Theory and Practice with Ethnically Diverse Clients - Course focusing on learning how to engage with diverse populations in a culturally competent manner.  Includes lecture, discussion, guest speakers, experiential exercises, cultural dinner, and Cross-Cultural exchange with a visit from Japanese social work students from Osaka.  
9/2010 - 12/2010  GERO617/GEROPSYCH676 Biopsychosocial Theories of Aging - Didactic course pertaining to aging theories, practices and interventions.  Provides an overview of of life- span development, adult development frameworks, and practical application of aging models promoting an emphasis on interventions which include positive aspects of aging as well as realities of adapting to physical, social, and psychological changes that accompany old age.  
3/2010 - 8/2010 SOWK653 Interventions with Special Needs Children Winter 2010
SOWK649 Social Work in Health Care Spring 2010
9/2009 - 12/2009 SOWK660 Advanced Theory and Practice with Ethnically Diverse Clients - a course in cultural competency principles and application with various ethnic groups (primarly those residing in CA).  Students must develop a cross-cultural assessment model based on readings, research support specific theoretical frameworks including questions to ask, interventions to conisder, and resources to provide for clients. 
3/2008 - 6/2008 SOWK649 Social Work and Health Care - course dealing with social work intervention and treatment of clients in health care continuum - includes acute, subacute, outpatient care.  Also includes prevention and wellness principles.
1/2008 - 3/2008 SOWK653 Interventions with Special Needs Children- a selective primarily for Title-IV E Child Wellfare students addressing  dynamics impacting child''s psychosocial adjustments (i.e.divorce, illness, ethnic identify, educational challenges, etc)   
Instructional Prep of New Material
9/2010 - 6/2011  GERO787A - Foundation Practicum and Seminar for gerontology majors.  Provides didactic, discussion, and opportunity to develop a poster/research project in their area of developing interest in an aging-related topic while engaging in a practicum working with older adults.