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 Department of Social Work MSW Field Program

Field Placement Site Information

Agency Name: PATH

306 West Superior Street, Alworth Bldg., Suite 500, Duluth, MN 55802

Contact Person: Susan Love - Social Worker
Phone: 218-722-6106
Agency Description:

The mission of PATH is “Empowering children and families to achieve lifelong successes”. PATH is committed to delivering the best culturally competent service opportunities to children and families, reflecting the diverse identities of our client population. Services provided by PATH include treatment foster care, short term and respite foster care, medical foster care, whole family foster care, Native American treatment foster care, specialized foster care, alternative to residential treatment, adoption services, family preservation and in-home services, waiver services, independent living skills and Bridge Builders, supervised visitation and crisis nursery.

Description of Field Activities

Opportunities available to students include, but are not limited to, interviewing families interested in becoming licensed for foster care; assisting the families in building upon their skills to work with foster youth through educational sessions and training opportunities in the communities through PATH; working with foster youth in developing coping skills; independent skills building; counseling; assisting in the development of a treatment plan for the foster youth and following it through and setting up treatment plan meetings with the workers and the youth’s family; developing in-service training for parents as well as co-workers in their area of expertise; working with youth transitioning out of foster care and networking with agencies able to assist them through educational, employment, housing, and community supports beyond foster care; and working with children in therapeutic services and supports implementing an individual treatment goals for mental health needs.


Approval for Field I, II, Either?? This site has been approved for Field I or Field II.

If you would like additional information regarding this field placement agency, contact the Field Coordinator.


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