Bunny Jaakola, MSW, Recognized for Outstanding Field Supervision
with MSW Students
The Department of Social Work at the University of Minnesota
Duluth is pleased to announce the 2nd annual "Outstanding
MSW Field Supervisor and Civic Engagement Award". This is
an award that recognizes a field supervisor who has demonstrated
outstanding personal and professional civic engagement. "Civic
engagement" includes providing quality supervision to students
completing their field placements, encouraging students' involvement
in their communities both in their fieldwork and outside of field
activities. The Department seeks to recognize field supervisors
who go "above and beyond" in their work with MSW students
and in their communities.
The recipient for 2011 is Julia "Bunny" Jaakola, MSW.
Bunny began her career as a Project Director of a Diversion
from Court Program for adolescents. She also wrote and implemented
prevention curriculum for elementary students in Cloquet Public
Schools. Bunny has been employed by the Fond
du Lac Reservation since April of 1987. She spent the first
sixteen years as the Department Coordinator, in 2002 transferred
to the position of Coordinator of Program Development, and since
2008 has served as the Behavioral Health Department Coordinator.
Bunnycurrently oversees the mental health and out-patient chemical
Bunny was nominated by alumni and current Masters of Social
Work students as an outstanding MSW Field Supervisor. Several
students noted her as a positive role-model in the field of Social
Work and described her as someone who has provided valuable life-long
lessons and knowledge. She will be honored at the annual Fall
Field Supervisor Training Luncheon on Monday, September 19, 2011.