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Week 2: Field Education — Orientation and Application
This week, you focus on Field Education. It is important that you understand the requirements and expectations of Field Education. Therefore, this week, you review information on the policies and requirements for your field placement process, as well as information about safety in the field setting. Then, you submit your application for your field placement.
Learning Objectives
Students will:
Identify behaviors that help ensure safety in the Field Experience
Complete the Field Experience application
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Learning Resources
Required Readings
First, watch this presentation:
Laureate Education (Producer). (2017e). MSW Skills Lab II: Week 2: Field Education [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
The approximate length of this media piece is 4 minutes.
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Next, view the Field Orientation:
Walden University. (2017i). The MSW Field process. Retrieved from
Next, view the Safety in Field training:
Walden University. (2017a). Field Education: Safety in Field, MSW Skills Lab II [Webinar]. Retrieved from
Next, review the materials here to learn about and engage with the process (and bookmark the page):
Walden University. (2017g). Field Experience: School of Social Work: Your Field Experience process. Retrieved from
Then, follow this direct link to the Field application area so that you can follow the instructions to apply:
Walden University. (2017b). Field Experience: School of Social Work: Applying to Field—Meditre. Retrieved from
This page contains links to various application processes. Bookmark this page. For the Assignment this week, you will upload written confirmation that you submitted your Field application.
This is a direct link to the Meditrek system that you should bookmark in preparation for the Assignment this week.
HSoft Corporation. (2017). Welcome to Meditrek®. Retrieved from
For reference, here is a direct link to the home page for the Field Experience in Walden’s Barbara Solomon School of Social Work:
Walden University. (2017c). Field Experience: School of Social Work: Barbara Solomon School of Social Work. Retrieved from
Quiz: Safety in Field Education
This short quiz checks your understanding of safety in the field setting. The purpose of this 10-question quiz is to demonstrate your understanding and reinforce important concepts from the webinar about field safety.

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