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1 Integration of Course Work and Field Anwar Najor-Durack, Director of Field Ed., Wayne State University Martha Waite, Associate Chief, Site Manager, Supervisor VA GLAHS Sepulveda Ambulatory Care & Community Living Center, CA

2 Field Work  The Signature Pedagogy  Models of Field Work  Concurrent with coursework  Block placements toward end of program  Part time students  Field Placement Assignments  Micro, mezzo and macro focus  Required hours

3 Oversee implementation of HPPAE  Review applications for HPPAE participants  Field Instructors volunteer a full day to visit campus and interview students for selection  Participate in one or two day training during the summer to assist in preparing HPPAE students for fall placement  Participate in semester meetings to support students through transition for following semester assignments

4 Recruitment and Retention of HPPAE Students  Agency Partners participated in panel presentation for “Careers in Aging Week” event to publicize HPPAE and social work careers in aging  Willingness to talk/meet with prospective students  Provide Field Instructors to facilitate the professional and personal development of social workers interested in working with older adults

5 Evaluate the programs effectiveness and revise as needed  Field Instructors and students provide feedback at each end of term meeting  Field Instructors and students complete a written evaluation at end of each year  End of year meeting used to discuss possible program changes – (ex. Rotation models restructured)

6 Role of Field Instructor  HPPAE champion!  Assists in recruiting students  Designing field practicum assignments  Orientation to field placement  Communicating with other departments/programs  Continuum of care  Supervision: Field Instructor & Task Supervisor  Evaluation

7 University-Community Partnerships  Field Instructor involvement at outset of HPPAE  Hosting meetings on campus and at partner agencies  Field Instructors assisting with training of new students  Field Instructors sharing in ideas for sustaining program (and stipends)

8 Benefits of our University- Community Partnership  Strengthening overall partnership – they know us better and we see each other at least four times each year!  Field Instructors and faculty contacts –  CE Instructor  EBP workshop for agency by faculty

9 Rotation Models  Inter-agency  Orientation to agency needed prior to field start  Organization of field assignment  Fast paced  Intra-agency  Requires coordination within agency  Communication with field instructors and Task Supervisors

10 Cultivate and garner resources to keep the program running  Partner with the WSUSSW Center for Social Work Practice and Policy Research for exploration of external funding sources  FIs working within their agencies to support stipends for future participants  VA and Foundation stipends  List serve used to share information on workshops, free services and other training for students and FIs

11 HPPAE Implementation at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System:  Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center & Community Living Center  West Los Angeles Medical Center

12 University-Community Partnerships: Geriatric Social Work Education Consortium VA GLAHSUCLA Alzheimer's AssociationUSC Motion Picture Television FundCal State Dominguez Hills Huntington Memorial HospitalCal State Long Beach Senior Care NetworkCal State Los Angeles Jewish Family Service Cal State Northridge SCAN

13 Depth Breadth University-Community Partnerships: The GSWEC Model Across the Continuum of Care Aspects of the Service Spectrum Caregiver Support Services Adult Day Services Hospice Acute Care Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility Rehabilitation Community-based Geriatric Case Management Mental Health Services Home Health Care Hospital-Based Geriatric Case Management Outpatient Geriatric Assessment Programs Independent and Assisted Living Other Supportive Services for Older Adults Centers of Excellence (CoE) Alzheimer’s Association Institute CSULA CSULB USC UCLA Jewish Family & Children’s Service Jewish Family Service Huntington Senior Care Network / Pacific Clinics / Partners in Care Foundation Motion Picture & Television Fund SCAN Health Plan Graduate Social Work Programs Group Didactics Primary Experience at Center of Excellence Complementary Experience at Associate Site VA of Greater LA Healthcare System CSUN

14 Competency Based Education VALUES, ETHICS AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ASSESSMENT PRACTICE & INTERVENTION THEORY & KNOWLEDGE PROGRAMS AND POLICIES EVALUATION AND RESEARCH

15 Competency Based Application Pre-Test defines areas of strengths and opportunity Action plan defines specific areas of development Field placement operationalizes the competencies Group supervision provides didactic and collaborative practice, case presentations with interactive discussion

16 Field Rotations GSWEC Sepulveda Campus ● Adult Day Health Care ● Geriatric Medicine Clinic-PACT Teamlet ● Geropsychiatry ● Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) ● Community Residential Care Community Living Center PACT Teamlets in Primary Care and Womens’ Health ●Mental Health Integration Recovery Treatment GSWEC West Los Angeles Campus ● Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit (GEM) ●Geropsychiatry & Neurobehavior ● Home Based Primary Care ● Community Living Center ●Homeless Per Diem Program with Older Adults ● Palliative Care GRECC involvement in Educational, Program Development, Evaluation activities including didactics and research/program, development for the macro projects

17 Expanded Role of Field Instructors

18 Elevated Field Emphasis GSWEC Field Instructors demonstrate and offer opportunities where competence meets practice Focus in GSWEC is Field experience and gero-rich application University serves to complement the field Didactic quarterly programs for all GSWEC Students at different field sites

19 Targeted Student Recruitment 8 Step Process: School Liaisons discuss GSWEC with first year students Field Representatives from GSWEC meet with students on campus Open House in March outlines opportunities at each Center of Excellence (last year topped 90 attendees); current GSWEC students describe their experience VA Open House with presentations from different programs, GRECC and different field sites Students sign up for interviews Field Instructors select top 3 candidates Students select top 3 placements Match meeting with all schools, centers of excellence

20 GSWEC Match Date ALZHEIMER'SHSCNPacific ClinicsSCANMPTVJFSVA (1)?22+ (3)?4 + (1)?9 CSULA USCUCLA Rosa GarciaCaryn CortezJanelle ArambulaDebbie AnaniasJessica FaumanJennifer HalbertBrittany Carraway Wilshire Older Adult Program Elder Connection?Valley StorefrontSepulveda UCLACSULBCSUNCSULACSUNCSULA - TBD:UCLA Nikki HemansLisa MarkarianJocelyn MayoVeronica CruzHilda QuigleyMartha ArechigaBrent Chow Wilshire Older Adult Program ????FCCSSepulveda CSULACSUNCSULA TBD:CSULACSULB Katherine ManciaSal PerezIgnacia Romero Silvia Aguilar - CSULAYessenia RamirezGelyce Hairston Rancho? Older Adult Program Stephanie Mills - CSUNFCCSSepulveda USCCSUN - TBD Denise Padilla - UCLACSUDHCSULB Amy SugitaCindy Hsu Rocio MartinezWendy Sotelo APFC Freda MohrSepulveda CSUDH USCCSULB Sheila FrandoCity/County AAA Marylu Molina (COPA)Roxana Cruz Portals4 + (2)? LIFE ProgramLACC CSUDHCSULB CSUN Partners in CareAlicia SantiagoMiriam Arguinzoni Tracely Downs 2????City AAA LACC CULSA CSUN UCLA Otilia Lopez Armine Stepanyan Jocelyn Chen DPHP City AAA WLA CSUN CSULA CSULB Marlene Pinotti Jose Burgos Reham Shah CHIC County AAA WLA CSUN USC Silvia Valdivia Rima Simon County AAA WLA Possible Placements:42 TBD (County): Accepted by Agency:35 Kara Lagunas - USC To Be Determined:7 Bich Thai - CSULA CSULA TBD: 3CSULB - 6CSUN TBD: 2USC TBD: 1UCLA TBD: 1CSUDH - 3

21 GSWEC Sustainability GSWEC VA Student Graduates:107 GSWEC VA Hires: 46 GSWEC Students Accomplishments: 99 Candidates last year at VA Continued support and development of Steering Committee: (9 Centers of Excellence, 7 University Social Work Graduate Programs)

22 Leadership Macro projects examples include: The Impact of a Brain Training Group on the Cognitive Functioning and Coping Skills of Veterans in a VA Outpatient Substance Abuse Clinic LGBT Older Adult Health: Improving Health Disparities Gerontological Social Work: Psychosocial Considerations Quick References and Tip Sheet For Older Adults in Independent Living Geriatric Social Work: What We Really Do

23 Conclusion Interprofessional Teamwork Cajon term meaning: Surprise! Something extra a team offers Don’t forget to have fun on your team!


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