Since 2013, 47 American social work students from 12 universities have participated in the BSW/MSW Field Practicum Program in Ghana. Students have participated in various social work settings that include: local and foreign run children's homes, organizations for the aged, a drug and alcohol treatment center, a school for children with developmental disabilities, a youth leadership institute, work within mental health, work within HIV/AIDS at a local clinic and hospital, community development work with local or foreign organizations, work within social welfare and in public health. Examples of past student initiatives include: provided individual and group work with children, teens and adults living with HIV/AIDS, teenage parents and adults in recovery; home visitation with families to ensure children’s basic needs were met; advocated for and accessed health care for children; developed a support group for teens living with HIV/AIDS; implemented a relapse prevention program; trained community members and staff on the cycle of domestic violence, CPR and healthy parenting and discipline; assessed and developed policies regarding volunteer opportunities at a children's home; developed a website and social media presence; and completed program assessments and evaluations of local and foreign NGO’s.
The BSW/MSW Field Practicum Program includes the following:
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