Council on Social Work Education Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice emphasizes social justice, welfare, and access to services. As a social work student, you will identify cross-cultural disparities and advocate for disadvantaged and oppressed populations.
Social workers practice generalist social work with an emphasis on engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation. As an intern, you will practice and apply communication and understanding of the importance of diverse populations at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.
As a social work student:
-You will utilize critical thinking and research skills to engage and analyze quantitative and qualitative data.
-Facilitate substance abuse, skills training, and life skills groups
-Learn and educate on the dangers of drug use/abuse and associated illegal drugs
-Practice treatment modalities and therapeutic approaches, including crisis intervention, group dynamics within the family, marriage, relationship, and social structures
-Demonstrate an understanding of roles and responsibilities regarding care/treatment of victims
-Become familiar with the role of Victim Advocate liaison in order to gather an understanding of comprehensive services associated with domestic violence or sexual assault victims, family members, civilians, and soldiers.
-Prepare treatment plans, objectives, and goals to ensure client success.
“We have to improve life, not just for those who have the most skills and those who know how to manipulate the system, but also for those who often have so much to give but never get the opportunity."- Dr. Dorothy Height
Council on Social Work Education: Education policy and accreditation standards. (2015). Retrieved from https://www.cswe.org/getattachment/Accreditation/Accreditation-Process/2015-EPAS/2015EPAS_Web_FINAL.pdf.aspx
Files coming soon.