Integration of Course Work and Field Anwar Najor-Durack, Director of Field Ed., Wayne State University Martha Waite, Associate Chief, Site Manager, Supervisor VA GLAHS Sepulveda Ambulatory Care & Community Living Center, CA Field Work The Signature Pedagogy Models of Field Work Concurrent with coursework Block placements toward end of program Part time students Field Placement Assignments Micro, mezzo and macro focus Required hours www.socialworkleadership.org Oversee implementation of HPPAE Review applications for HPPAE participants Field Instructors volunteer a full day to visit campus and interview students for selection Participate in one or two day training during the summer to assist in preparing HPPAE students for fall placement Participate in semester meetings to support students through transition for following semester assignments Recruitment and Retention of HPPAE Students Agency Partners participated in panel presentation for “Careers in Aging Week” event to publicize HPPAE and social work careers in aging Willingness to talk/meet with prospective students Provide Field Instructors to facilitate the professional and personal development of social workers interested in working with older adults Evaluate the programs effectiveness and revise as needed Field Instructors and students provide feedback at each end of term meeting Field Instructors and students complete a written evaluation at end of each year End of year meeting used to discuss possible program changes – (ex. Rotation models restructured) Role of Field Instructor HPPAE champion! Assists in recruiting students Designing field practicum assignments Orientation to field placement Communicating with other departments/programs Continuum of care Supervision: Field Instructor & Task Supervisor Evaluation www.socialworkleadership.org University-Community Partnerships Field Instructor involvement at outset of HPPAE Hosting meetings on campus and at partner agencies Field Instructors assisting with training of new students Field Instructors sharing in ideas for sustaining program (and stipends) www.socialworkleadership.org Benefits of our UniversityCommunity Partnership Strengthening overall partnership – they know us better and we see each other at least four times each year! Field Instructors and faculty contacts – CE Instructor EBP workshop for agency by faculty Rotation Models Inter-agency Orientation to agency needed prior to field start Organization of field assignment Fast paced Intra-agency Requires coordination within agency Communication with field instructors and Task Supervisors www.socialworkleadership.org Cultivate and garner resources to keep the program running Partner with the WSUSSW Center for Social Work Practice and Policy Research for exploration of external funding sources FIs working within their agencies to support stipends for future participants VA and Foundation stipends List serve used to share information on workshops, free services and other training for students and FIs HPPAE Implementation at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System: Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center & Community Living Center West Los Angeles Medical Center University-Community Partnerships: Geriatric Social Work Education Consortium VA GLAHS Alzheimer's Association Motion Picture Television Fund Huntington Memorial Hospital Senior Care Network Jewish Family Service SCAN UCLA USC Cal State Dominguez Hills Cal State Long Beach Cal State Los Angeles Cal State Northridge www.socialworkleadership.org University-Community Partnerships: The GSWEC Model Across the Continuum of Care Aspects of the Service Spectrum Independent and Assisted Living Mental Health Services Centers of Excellence (CoE) Alzheimer’s Association Motion Picture & Television Fund Graduate Social Work Programs USC CSULA Outpatient Geriatric Jewish Family Assessment & Children’s Programs Service Institute UCLA Hospital-Based Geriatric SCAN Health Case Management Plan Caregiver Support Services CSULB CSUN VA of Greater LA Healthcare System Jewish Family Service Huntington Senior Care Network / Pacific Clinics / Partners in Care Foundation Other Supportive Services for Older Adults Group Didactics Depth Community-based Geriatric Case Management Primary Experience at Center of Excellence Adult Day Services Acute Care Hospital Hospice Home Health Care Rehabilitation Skilled Nursing Facility Complementary Experience at Associate Site Breadth Competency Based Education • VALUES, ETHICS AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES • ASSESSMENT • PRACTICE & INTERVENTION • THEORY & KNOWLEDGE • PROGRAMS AND POLICIES • EVALUATION AND RESEARCH www.socialworkleadership.org Competency Based Application •Pre-Test defines areas of strengths and opportunity •Action plan defines specific areas of development •Field placement operationalizes the competencies •Group supervision provides didactic and collaborative practice, case presentations with interactive discussion www.socialworkleadership.org Field Rotations GSWECSepulveda Campus ● Adult Day Health Care ● Geriatric Medicine Clinic-PACT Teamlet ● Geropsychiatry ● Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) ●Community Residential Care • Community Living Center •PACT Teamlets in Primary Care and Womens’ Health ●Mental Health Integration Recovery Treatment GSWEC West Los Angeles Campus ● Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit (GEM) ●Geropsychiatry & Neurobehavior ● Home Based Primary Care ● Community Living Center ●Homeless Per Diem Program with Older Adults ● Palliative Care GRECC involvement in Educational, Program Development, Evaluation activities including didactics and research/program, development for the macro projects www.socialworkleadership.org Expanded Role of Field Instructors www.socialworkleadership.org Elevated Field Emphasis •GSWEC Field Instructors demonstrate and offer opportunities where competence meets practice •Focus in GSWEC is Field experience and gero-rich application •University serves to complement the field •Didactic quarterly programs for all GSWEC Students at different field sites www.socialworkleadership.org Targeted Student Recruitment 8 Step Process: •School Liaisons discuss GSWEC with first year students •Field Representatives from GSWEC meet with students on campus •Open House in March outlines opportunities at each Center of Excellence (last year topped 90 attendees); current GSWEC students describe their experience •VA Open House with presentations from different programs, GRECC and different field sites •Students sign up for interviews •Field Instructors select top 3 candidates •Students select top 3 placements •Match meeting with all schools, centers of excellence www.socialworkleadership.org GSWEC Match Date ALZHEIMER'S HSCN 3 CSULA Rosa Garcia Wilshire UCLA Nikki Hemans Wilshire CSULA Katherine Mancia 4 CSULA Caryn Cortez CSULB Lisa Markarian CSUN Sal Perez Rancho? Pacific Clinics SCAN 5 + (1)? CSULA USC Janelle Arambula Debbie Ananias Older Adult Program CSUN CSULA Jocelyn Mayo Veronica Cruz Older Adult Program CSULA Ignacia Romero Older Adult Program CSUN - TBD Cindy Hsu APFC CSUDH USC Amy Sugita Sheila Frando Portals CSUDH Partners in Care Alicia Santiago 2 ???? CULSA Otilia Lopez DPHP CSUN Marlene Pinotti CHIC Possible Placements: Accepted by Agency: To Be Determined: 42 35 7 CSULA - 9 - TBD: 3 MPTV 2 JFS 2+ (3)? UCLA Jessica Fauman Elder Connection? CSUN Hilda Quigley ???? TBD: Silvia Aguilar - CSULA VA 4 + (1)? UCLA Jennifer Halbert Valley Storefront CSULA - TBD: Martha Arechiga FCCS CSULA Yessenia Ramirez Stephanie Mills - CSUN FCCS Denise Padilla - UCLA CSUDH Rocio Martinez Freda Mohr USC City/County AAA 4 + (2)? CSULB Miriam Arguinzoni City AAA CSUN Armine Stepanyan City AAA CSULA Jose Burgos County AAA CSUN Silvia Valdivia County AAA 9 UCLA Brittany Carraway Sepulveda UCLA Brent Chow Sepulveda CSULB Gelyce Hairston Sepulveda CSULB Wendy Sotelo Sepulveda CSULB Marylu Molina (COPA) Roxana Cruz LIFE Program LACC CSUN Tracely Downs LACC UCLA Jocelyn Chen WLA CSULB Reham Shah WLA USC Rima Simon WLA TBD (County): Kara Lagunas - USC Bich Thai - CSULA CSULB - 6 CSUN - 7 - TBD: 2 USC - 4 - TBD: 1 www.socialworkleadership.org UCLA - 6 - TBD: 1 CSUDH - 3 GSWEC Sustainability GSWEC VA Student Graduates: 107 GSWEC VA Hires: 46 GSWEC Students Accomplishments: 99 Candidates last year at VA Continued support and development of Steering Committee: (9 Centers of Excellence, 7 University Social Work Graduate Programs) www.socialworkleadership.org Leadership Macro projects examples include: •The Impact of a Brain Training Group on the Cognitive Functioning and Coping Skills of Veterans in a VA Outpatient Substance Abuse Clinic •LGBT Older Adult Health: Improving Health Disparities •Gerontological Social Work: Psychosocial Considerations •Quick References and Tip Sheet For Older Adults in Independent Living •Geriatric Social Work: What We Really Do www.socialworkleadership.org Conclusion • • • • Interprofessional Teamwork Cajon term meaning: Surprise! Something extra a team offers Don’t forget to have fun on your team!