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Expanding the Frameworks for Decolonial Social Work Practice: A Case Study of Black Canadian Experiences

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posted on 2024-02-12, 23:14 authored by Oladunni Aladejebi

This research focused on decolonial healing approaches that promote health and wellness amongst Black Canadians. This research will situate the connection between anti-Black racism and well-being/mental health of Black Canadians, by highlighting the impact of racial trauma and how that is linked to the lack of access to adequate health and wellness services. This study offers strategies and possibilities for Black communities to heal and thrive as individuals and as a collective. Using a narrative case study approach that focuses on one Black Canadian wellness program/space in Toronto, Ontario; in-depth interviews with the creator of the program and a participant of the program were conducted. This research highlights opportunity gaps for equitable spaces and services, to promote advocacy for services that align with our values, ways of life and experiences. Secondly, it expanded on frameworks for engaging in decolonial and Afrocentric social work.

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Language

English

Degree

  • Master of Social Work

Program

  • Social Work

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • MRP

Thesis Advisor

Dr. Funke Oba

Year

2021

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