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COVID-19 and Your Social Work Placement: 19 Ideas for Overworked, Anxious, Yet Determined Field Students and Supervisors

From a team of seasoned social work educators, we hear you. Here are a few ideas for alternative activities to help both undergraduate and graduate social work students meet their field requirements during the COVID-19 crisis.

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This term’s experiences are invaluable to your future as a social worker, because you are the cohort who uniquely found resiliency in the face of adversity during a pandemic. Here are five tips for professionally framing your field experiences. Read more

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With the global pandemic known as COVID-19, graduating social work students are faced with finding new ways to complete field hours and must finish coursework online. Congratulations, class of 2020. We will make it through! Read more

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Completing your social work field placement away from home, in another country or state, takes emotional fortitude. It also provides rich experiences that will change your life. Read more

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Some conversations may not feel comfortable, but they are necessary. It is hard to do with our clients what we cannot do for ourselves. Tips are provided for difficult conversations with your social work field supervisor. Read more

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Most of the clients who came into my office, no matter what the diagnosis, had a history of extensive trauma, including childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, neglect, and exposure to violence, among other difficult experiences. Read more

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How do you secure your field placement? Especially for social work students in online programs and others whose schools require them to find their own placements, these 10 tips will provide guidance. Read more

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CALM (Caring, Action, Leadership, Mindfulness) is a new project at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh that offers two MSW students a paid internship experience in campus violence prevention. Read more

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A recurring issue for social work students in field placement is that of the slow rate of client change. Understanding the Stages of Change Model allows you to meet clients where they are in regard to readiness to change. Read more

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I elaborated a plan and was prepared to work hard as a social work student, but also as an intern, to maximize my chances of being employed in a competitive market. As it turned out, the plan worked! Read more

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Great gift book for social work graduates!

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