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Field Experience II

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This is a 15-week course requiring at least 175 hours of field experience, or an average of 12 hours per week committed to a community human services placement site. Weekly seminars (2-hours per week) are provided to offer support and supervision of the student activities during their field experience. Students will learn to present issues for supervision. Each student will create a portfolio of his or her competencies and accomplishments for career purposes. This course requires accumulation of the total 350 service hours necessary for graduation from the program (the first 175 hours were compiled in BSHS/415, FE I) and demonstration of a professional attitude and disposition as evaluated in 8 domains: Professionalism, Personal Growth, Sensitivity, Flexibility, Emotional Maturity, Group Membership Skills, Accepting Feedback, and Relationship with Authority. Students will complete Modules 7 and 18 of the MHF training.  



This undergraduate-level course is 15 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 15 weeks

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    Organizational Theories Applied Within Your Agency

    • Evaluate the client empowerment principles used by your agency.
    • Assess the methods used within your agency when implementing motivational theories.
    • Identify the organizational theories used by your agency.

    Measuring Successful Outcomes

    • Describe the process and purpose of program evaluation at your agency.
    • Describe the role of information systems and technology in program outcomes at your agency.
    • Assess the program outcomes at your agency in terms of achievements and areas for improvement.

    Research in Human Services, Part 1

    • Describe the role of research in resource acquisition at your agency.
    • Identify a researchable need within your agency and how it is defined.
    • Evaluate the advantages of obtaining grants to fulfill the needs of your agency.

    Research in Human Services, Part 2

    • Evaluate current research related to the identified needs of your agency.
    • Develop a research question based on the service needs of your agency.
    • Identify the method to be used for gathering research data.

    Research in Human Services, Part 3

    • Explain how your research will benefit your agency.
    • Develop a research proposal for your research question.
    • Demonstrate the ability to use software applications to present research findings.

    Addictions in the Community

    • Identify addiction-related issues within your community.
    • Explain the consequences of addiction in your community.
    • Describe the challenges of working with individuals with addiction issues.

    Addiction Interventions Within the Community

    • Describe the addiction interventions available in your community.
    • Identify the role of the human services professional in addiction interventions in your community.
    • Determine situations when a referral is necessary.

    Abuse and Neglect in Families

    • Identify local laws related to abuse and neglect.
    • Evaluate the issues associated with abuse and neglect within your agency.
    • Discuss the role of the human services professional while working with abuse and neglect victims.

    Violence in the Community

    • Identify the resources for victims of violence within your community.
    • Explain protocols your agency follows when violence is encountered.
    • Describe the effects of violence on families within your community.

    Aging Populations

    • Identify the elements of successful aging.
    • Determine the role of the human services professional in finding resources for older adults in your community.
    • Discuss the process for reporting elder abuse in your community.

    Mental Health Services

    • Identify the mental health needs of the clients at your agency.
    • Determine the mental health intervention strategies offered within your community.
    • Examine multicultural issues to be considered when providing mental health interventions to special populations.

    Charitable Organizations

    • Identify the methods of practice in various faith-based human service agencies.
    • Compare faith-based and secular human service organizations in your community.
    • Describe how your agency networks with other faith-based and secular human service agencies within your community.

    Completing the Field Experience

    • Explore  the best practices associated with ending relationships with team members at your agency.
    • Identify skills required to ensure effective closure with your clients and agency.
    • Describe how you can help clients and yourself transition successfully to new experiences.

    The Future of Human Services

    • Identify global social justice issues that prompt the delivery of human services.
    • Describe the role of human rights in the delivery of human services and the mobilization of change.
    • Identify economic, political, and social factors that influence the practice of human services.

    Organizational Structure of Your Agency

    • Identify the terminology used within your agency.
    • Describe the administration and management style of your agency.
    • Examine the influence of funding on the operations of your agency.
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