Discussion Question: Discuss diversity in your field placement. (consider articles about cultural competence, and refer to the NOHS Code of Ethics)
Desai, P. P., Dodor, B. A., & Carroll, E. B. (2020). Exploring one’s family heritage to enhance self‐awareness: A step toward developing cultural competence. Family Relations, 69(1), 76–91. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12383 Access Full Article https://saintleo.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=sih&AN=141076711&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Feize, L., & Gonzalez, J. (2018). A model of cultural competency in social work as seen through the lens of self-awareness. Social Work Education, 37(4), 472–489. https://doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2017.1423049. Access Full Article https://saintleo.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=sih&AN=129301031&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Discussion Questions: How does your agency document direct services to clients? Discuss methods used to format client and direct service notes. Be sure to reference any agency trainings, and/or policies & procedures, etc., that you have received.
Discussion Question: What challenges and benefits does technology present as it relates to written communications and reports in the field of human services: Please address, who has access, security of the email system, and confidentiality and privacy.
Frederic G. Reamer. (2013). Emerging ethical challenges: Social media and electronic communication. In Social Work Values and Ethics: Vol. 4th ed. Columbia University Press. 131-135.
Breyette, S. K., & Hill, K. (2015). The impact of electronic communication and social media on child welfare practice. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 33(4), 283–303. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228835.2015.1101408 Access Full Article
Barsky, A. (2019). Technology in Field Education: Managing Ethical Issues. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 37(2/3), 241–254. https://doi-org.saintleo.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/15228835.2019.1578326 Access Full Article. Be sure and read the section with suggestions for students during fieldwork "suggestions for helping students manage five primary ethical issues pertaining to the use of technology: preserving client confidentiality, maintaining professional boundaries, engaging in inter-jurisdictional practice, managing risks to client safety, and balancing freedom of speech with ensuring private conduct does not negatively affect professional practice."
Discussion Question: What steps have you taken to build and maintain a professional relationship with your supervisor and other agency staff?
Films Media Group. (2019). 4 Essentials for a respectful workplace. Films On Demand. https://fod-infobase-com.saintleo.idm.oclc.org/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=106199&xtid=204054
Films Media Group. (2021). 4 Paths to resolving conflict. Films On Demand. https://fod-infobase-com.saintleo.idm.oclc.org/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=106199&xtid=276340
Films Media Group. (2021). 4 Strategies for handling difficult people. Films On Demand. https://fod-infobase-com.saintleo.idm.oclc.org/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=106199&xtid=276341
Discussion Question: Discuss how you handled the added stress of field placement.
Discussion Question: Discuss how you plan to continue to grow and develop in the field of human services once you complete your internship and graduate.
Professional organizations provide many opportunities for professional growth, training, conferences, and networking.
Discussion Question: Discuss your plans for saying goodbye and the feelings and emotions you are experiencing as you prepare to terminate your relationship with your supervisor, agency staff, and clients.