This unique opportunity is for MSW students interested in learning more about school social work.
The School Social Work Leadership Initiative combines a field placement in a school setting with a series of seminars focused on leadership in school social work practice. Participants will select a project or initiative they would like to implement within their schools (e.g., improving school culture and climate) and implement the initiative throughout the year. Seminars will include guest presentations, guidance for project implementation, and peer support. The program will culminate with an opportunity for participants to share their project.
Student participants will develop a deeper understanding of school social work practice, policy, intervention, and theory as well as a broader understanding of educational justice. Local leaders and experts in school-based practice will provide a rich opportunity for student growth. Participants will build their professional networks by interacting with peers and practice leaders. It is possible for the seminars to count towards field if the student’s field instructor permits.
All students with an advanced year field placement in a school or school-peripheral setting, e.g. school-based community provider.
For the 2019-2020 school year, applications will be accepted until 10/01/19.