Week 11’s focused on mutual aid style groups. There are three readings for this week. First, Schwartz (2005), a republished article from the ’80s, talks about social work groups and provides some good context for the mutual aid model, especially as Schwartz is one of the pioneers of the model. Shulman (2014) provides some practical examples of people in mutual groups. Rosenwald and Baird (2020) layer on how social workers can fit mutual aid group work within the context of trauma-informed care practices.
The agenda for the class session is as follows: