The Social Work Department of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta strongly supports the education of future social work professionals. The program is offered through the Social Work Department, a division of Family Services, and is open to 2nd year and advanced-standing MSW students. The program provides students the opportunity to learn medical social work from highly-skilled clinicians. During an internship, students will build on previous coursework through “hands-on” experiences in medical social work. Applying a “See One, Do One, Teach One” model, our goal is to prepare students to be independent practitioners following graduation.
- Enhance knowledge regarding the psychosocial care of families of ill and injured patients from newborn through young adult
- Emphasize the development of professionalism in practice
- Develop practice skills that can be applied to a variety of social work settings
- Develop competency in interviewing, assessment, goal setting, case management, and team communication through hands-on experiences