Journal of Social Work Education ( IF 0.845 ) Pub Date : 2021-06-09 , DOI: 10.1080/10437797.2021.1929623 Hermila Melero, Maria Y. Hernandez, Sofya Bagdasaryan
Social workers are trained to respond to national disasters but, during the emergence of the novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, their traditional face-to-face methods of responding to client needs were not accessible. Field placement educators were required to find alternative means for social work students to complete internships. This field note describes the response of a field education department, within a school of social work, to COVID-19. The school is housed within a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) located in a large metropolitan area. Lessons learned from challenges to field education created by COVID-19 are described. We conclude with recommendations for changes to social work curriculum and online social services and future research to tackle the aftermath of COVID-19.
社会工作者接受过应对国家灾难的培训，但在新型冠状病毒（也称为 COVID-19）出现期间，他们无法使用传统的面对面应对客户需求的方法。现场安置教育工作者需要为社会工作学生找到完成实习的替代方法。本现场说明描述了社会工作学院内的现场教育部门对 COVID-19 的反应。学校坐落在位于大都市区的西班牙裔服务机构 (HSI) 内。描述了从 COVID-19 带来的实地教育挑战中吸取的教训。最后，我们提出了关于改变社会工作课程和在线社会服务的建议，以及应对 COVID-19 后果的未来研究。