Activities List Results

Student Type: Advanced Year

Objective: Engage in policy practice

[TI-HR] = Trauma-Informed and Human Rights perspective

  1. Participate on organizational committee charged with policy setting; review by-laws of organization; and assist in development of strategic plan.
  2. Collaborate with colleagues and clients for effective policy action.
  3. Analyze, formulate and advocate for policies that advance social well-being.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant city, state and federal social policies and programs that affect services to clients.
  5. [TI-HR] Demonstrate an understanding of agency strengths and limitations in meeting client and community needs.
  6. Discuss with field educator the appropriate mechanisms for advocacy when forms of oppression are identified. Identify how student will demonstrate advocacy on a macro, mezzo, and micro level.
  7. Remain current in knowledge of laws/policies which impact agency &/or client system (ex: current events and news in the community, reading newspapers or local journals, etc)
  8. [TI-HR] Student will address cultural issues and issues of disparity regarding trauma for all populations i.e. refugees, racial and ethnic members and rural populations and with concerns for gender, age and developmental phase over the life span.
  9. Define a problem system in the field agency and write a policy/procedure to address it.
  10. Interview expert in field of interest and engage in legislative visits. Prepare for visit by gathering materials.
  11. [TI-HR] Student will evaluate macro level policies that influence trauma informed care for individuals with a mental health diagnosis to better understand how these policies may impact clients.
  12. [TI-HR] Student will use a data driven approach to document client needs and develop treatments plans, incorporating an awareness of relevant factors, such as culture, diversity and oppression, socio-economic factors, prevalence of trauma, etc.
  13. [TI-HR] The student will review agency policies and procedure and identify where the agency does and or does not adhere to the tenants of trauma informed care. Student will identify and discuss in supervision any potential sources of trauma or human rights infringements that could be associated with agency policies and procedures.
  14. [TI-HR] Student will review and analyze mission statement and service objectives from the perspective of a trauma informed and human rights oriented service.
  15. [TI-HR] Student will observe and review diversity, trauma and policy issues that are shared in individuals sessions and expand this information in supervision in order to process macro implications.
  16. [TI-HR] Social work intern will view two trauma podcasts through the UB social work website and discuss with supervisor in supervision their relevance for agency policy and potential relevance for population served.
  17. Analyzes the mandate, purposes, resources and organizational structure of the fieldwork site and the impact of these on service delivery. Discuss in supervision.