HBSSW FIELD RESPONSE TO COVID-19 CRISIS
On behalf of the Field Education Team, we hope that you are managing this global crisis as best as can be expected. Our primary concern is for your safety and welfare. We also understand the importance of having a Field Education Contingency Plan option so that you can complete your educational plan on schedule. The Field Contingency Plan is located on your Field Documents Canvas site including the instructions, forms, and resources. There is also a detailed Field FAQ’s specific to field education requirements during the current pandemic on the Field Homepage. UWM has communicated with students and faculty regarding a multitude of resources during these challenging times so please access assistance as needed. We are here for you so please reach out to your Field Liaison or Field Director with any questions or concerns. Please manage your safety as recommended by our health experts!
Jennifer Taylor-McBride, Candace E. Coates, Devin Thomas, Jennifer Kahn-Pettigrew, Jeanne Wagner, Timothy Schwaller, Johanna Barkei, and Crystal D. Carter.
Field education is a very important component of both the BSW and the MSW social work programs in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at UWM.
Hundreds of agencies in Wisconsin and surrounding states have partnered with UWM to provide a practicum experience where a student’s educational knowledge is integrated with social work practice. A supervised field practicum provides opportunities for students to develop social work skills by applying social work theory to real-life practice situations in social service agencies.
The Field Program Staff are invested in assisting students in their transition from the classroom to direct social work practice in an effort to make the practicum a memorable and significant experience in the development of each student’s professional social work skills. In an effort to ensure the most optimal learning experience in the social work field placement, we welcome suggestions for program improvement.