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 Department of Social Work MSW Field Program

Field Placement Site Information

 

Agency Name: St. Louis County - Initial Intervention Unit
Address: 320 West 2nd St., Duluth, MN 55802
Contact Person: Holly Church - Field Placement Contact
Phone: 218-725-5161
Agency Description:

St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services is committed to providing social services to families and individuals that help support and maintain the family unit. The initial intervention unit responds to concerns for maltreatment involving children, families, and individuals living in St. Louis County.

Description of Field Activities

In either Field I or Field II, the student will have an opportunity to develop interpersonal skills by assisting in family assessments, forensic interviews, and therapeutic interviews. Short-term family intervention, strength-based support for families and teaming cases with other professionals in child protection services are available to the student. Students will work under the supervision of staff, but need to work individually with clients in some service activities.  In either Field I or Field II, the student will have collateral contacts with other community and agency resources in fulfilling the response needs to a client.  These contacts will include schools, county attorneys, law enforcement, medical personnel, the court system, and other similar community resources.  Review of resource allocation, budgeting, and eligibility for services can be part of the administrative review of service provision.

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

 

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

 

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