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 Department of Social Work MSW Field Program

Field Placement Site Information

Agency Name: Fond du Lac Human Services/Behavioral Health Department (FDL BH Dept)
Address: 927 Trettle Lane, Cloquet, MN 55720
Contact Person: Julia (Bunny) Jaakola, MSW
Phone: 218-878-2134
Agency Description: The mission of Fond du Lac Behavioral Health is to improve the health and well being of Indian people residing in our service area. We are a comprehensive health and human services delivery system. Our primary departments include: Social Services; Behavioral Health; Public Health Nursing; Medical; Dental; Optometry: Prevention/Intervention and Administration. Within these departments exist over nearly 100 programs.
Description of Field Activities

Field I Tasks/Responsibilities/Opportunities
Complete orientation to a Tribal Health Care System;
Opportunity to explore a multitude of programs and how they interface internally and within the community;
Interviewing skill development;
Case management;
Group co-facilitation;
Interviewing division staff;
Arrange, conduct client staffings;
Developing community resource directory;
Independent research projects;
Utilization of problem solving method at the micro, macro and mezzo levels;
Inclusion on agency/community boards, task forces, etc.;
Utilize systems theory as it applies at micro level, community level, County level and State level;
Increase knowledge of how cultural diversity impacts social work;
Increase knowledge of clinical social work practice;
Court attendance to observe how ICWA works within the legal system;
Program evaluation;
Participate in clinical consultations;
Attend department meetings/attend trainings as available;
Increase knowledge of internal quality improvement process.
Field II Tasks/Responsibilities/Opportunities
(Because of the need to utilize advanced skills at this level, a block placement is highly recommended so as student can be lead person on a case)
Advance practice working within a comprehensive Tribal Health Care System;
Utilize advanced skills in areas of case management, direct client care and community involvement;
Identify and conduct a needs assessment related to a community mental health/chemical health issue;
Program development;
Create and conduct a support/therapeutic/psychoeducational group;
Identify/research/respond to a policy issue which impacts Indian people;
Increase understanding of clinical social work practice utilizing the DSM-IV.

Approval for Field I, II, Either?? This agency has been approved for Field I and Field II
Agency Web Site

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


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