SOCW 2081 Social Work Field Practicum

The field practicum is an educationally focused, guided field experience in which students engage in community-based practice with individuals, families and /or communities. Students gain experience that prepares them to work under general supervision to coordinate or perform eligibility determinations and other related activities associated with Medicaid benefits for the aged, blind, and disabled. Students will learn about the economic support component of social work, including Family Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families(TANF). Students will also learn how to serve as liaisons with community, state, and federal agencies to coordinate client benefits and services. Preceptors from DFCS will oversee students in the internship.