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October 2017

Youth Have a Voice

By | 2017-10-13T13:45:35+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: , |

by Bekah Farrell, interning at Neighborhood House This week my task supervisor and I took the girls to the Mayoral Candidate Forum that was held in the Wellstone Center. While we only had five girls instead of the usual twelve, the girls who did come met and surpassed my expectations. The format of this forum [...]

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Beginning…

By | 2017-10-13T13:41:30+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: , , |

I’m not entirely sure what to say besides how I’m feeling at the moment, which is a mixture of excitement to be involved in such important work within extraordinarily complex institutions, and the feeling of being in way over my head academically and professionally. My supervisor(s) at the county have been incredible so far in [...]

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September 2017

How much of this day will this child remember?

By | 2017-09-21T11:35:21+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: , , , |

Written by Ellie O'Neil, Title IV-E MSW Fellow This year I will be interning in a county child protection setting. I had my first “real” day in the field on Monday where I met my supervisor at court for an “Admit/Deny” hearing where a family could either admit or deny fault for alleged abuse. The [...]

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Field Reflections

By | 2017-09-21T11:18:14+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: , |

While students are in their field placements, they are asked to write field reflections approximately every 2 weeks over the course of the academic year. Their assignment is described as follows... An important skill for all social workers is the ability to critically reflect upon the work they are engaged in. You may reflect on [...]

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March 2016

Closed Adoption – On Its Last Legs

By | 2016-12-01T19:32:51+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Categories: Stability, Permanency, and Adoption|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today's guest blogger is Annie Patnode The article, Closed Adoption Is on its Last Legs So Here’s What We Must Do by Lori Holden from the Huffington Post, succinctly refers to adoption as “the shades of gray and hues of color, so much deeper and more intricate than simple black and white interpretations.” As an [...]

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February 2016

MSW IV-E Fellows attend UMD Winter Institute

By | 2016-12-01T19:32:52+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On Tuesday, February 23rd, eight MSW IV-E Fellows attended the University of Minnesota - Duluth School of Social Work's Winter Institute in Hinckley, Minnesota.  This year's topic was Addressing American Indian Child Welfare Policy and Practice in Minnesota.  Over 260 child welfare practitioners from around the state of Minnesota, representing 19 counties, 7 tribal agencies, [...]

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December 2015

From Where I Sit…

By | 2016-12-01T19:32:53+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For more info on Southside Family Nurturing Center, please visit www.ssfnc.org/ Foundation MSW IV-E Fellow, Danielle Allen is completing her first field placement at Southside Family Nurturing Center (SSFNC) located in the Phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Below, Danielle reflects on how her perspective on early childhood intervention has shifted during her time [...]

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A Student’s Experience in ICWA Unit – Seeing some Excellent and Dedicated Work

By | 2016-12-01T19:32:53+00:00 December 9th, 2015|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: , , , , |

Christi Anderson (right) with her Hennepin Task Supervisor, Sara Crotteau, MSW, LGSW (left). Below, IV-E MSW student, Christi Anderson writes about her advanced field experience at Hennepin County within one of the 4 ICWA units.   For me, there is no better time than the present to be a learner and intern within [...]

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