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HUS 424: Field Placement III, Module 2: Module Resources

Field Placement III, Module 2

Module 1

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. Access Full Article

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. Access Full Article

Module 2

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.

Writing Effective Case Management Notes

Telling the Story in Case Notes

Module 3

Discussion QuestionWhat 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 Services33(4), 283–303. Access Full Article 

Barsky, A. (2019). Technology in Field Education: Managing Ethical Issues. Journal of Technology in Human Services37(2/3), 241–254. 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."

Module 4

Discussion QuestionWhat 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 workplaceFilms On Demand.

Films Media Group. (2021). 4 Paths to resolving conflictFilms On Demand.

Films Media Group. (2021). 4 Strategies for handling difficult peopleFilms On Demand.

Module 5

Discussion QuestionDiscuss how you handled the added stress of field placement.

Module 6

Discussion QuestionDiscuss 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.  

National Organization of Human Services

American Public Human Services Association

Council for Standards in Human Services Education

Module 7

Discussion QuestionDiscuss 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.

Module 8

Discussion QuestionHow has the field placement influenced your career plans or future work as a Human Services professional?

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