Social Service Education programs

“Field placements help students to develop and practice the knowledge and skills they learn in the classroom in real world situations … and create a whole picture of the profession.”
- Rebecca Brigham, director School of Social Work Field Education Program

Each semester, MSW students are placed in more than 250 government, nonprofit and other human services agencies throughout North Carolina. Students are exposed to numerous career possibilities and challenges and receive hands-on experience working directly or indirectly with older adults, children and families, or individuals served within the mental health system. Students generally contribute more than 130, 000 hours – an estimated $1.2 million value - to these agencies.

Specific assignments are detailed in the Student Learning Agreement of the Field Education Manual and more can be found in the Field Education Database.

Because of limited public transportation in North Carolina, students are responsible for securing transportation to their field placements regardless of location.

Important resources for students and field instructors:

Field Education Faculty and Staff

Field FAQs

Field Education Calendar 2013-2014

Checklist for the Pre-Placement Interview

Hours in Field 2013-2014

"Outstanding in the Field" - A series of articles spotlighting the experiences of students and their field instructors.

Out in the Field brochure: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and social work field education.

Field Educator: The Field Educator is an open access journal dedicated to the exchange of knowledge between field educators in academia and those in the practice community.

For more information, contact:
Rebecca Brigham
Director, Field Education Program
(919) 962-6532

UNC School of Social Work students salute their field instructors

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Nursing / social focus

2005-10-24 11:33:58 by backtoschool011

Thanks tlbrink. I'm definitely hoping to get into USF or UCSF.
I see some overlays in Nursing and Social Work programs for social service work. What I'd love to do is teach patient education classes, help secure funding for at-risk intervention programs and lead health promotion/prevention with youth. In terms of leadership in social service / health prevention programs, it seems like Nursing is the way to go...incorporates a lot of Social Work concepts.
I'd like to hear from anyone else in the field to shed some light on whether this is possible or not and what the job outlook is.

House Passes Mandatory National Service Bill

2009-03-19 13:19:01 by MasterOFDisaster

(((Nope not housing releated)))
The House passed a bill yesterday which includes disturbing language indicating young people will be forced to undertake mandatory national service programs as fears about President Barack Obama’s promised “civilian national security force” intensify.
The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, known as the GIVE Act, was passed yesterday by a 321-105 margin and now goes to the Senate.
Under section 6104 of the bill, entitled “Duties,” in subsection B6, the legislation states that a commission will be set up to investigate, “Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the...

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