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Special Projects

CASWE-ACFTS is currently involved with two special social work projects:

1) Transforming the Field Education Landscape (TFEL)
2) Health Professional Education – Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder (HPE-OUOUD) Project

See below for additional details on each project.

1) Transforming the Field Education Landscape (TFEL)

TFEL Practicum Opportunities
In response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, TFEL acknowledges the need to adapt practica to virtual formats and to support virtual practicum opportunities for social work students. For this reason, TFEL will offer practicum activities to support self-directed virtual practicum placements for BSW and MSW students, starting in the Spring/Summer 2020 term.

Please see the list of topic areas, and contact us at tfelproject@gmail.com if you have questions, or to express your interest in participating in these opportunities. Please share this information with your practicum students.

Survey on the State of Field Education
TFEL has developed and piloted a survey on the state of field education in Canada, which will be made available to Field Directors and Coordinators in May 2020! We’re excited to have reached this next step in the partnership project.  Preliminary findings will be shared at our Virtual Field Summit on July 14, 2020.

Call for Partnered Research Training Initiatives
TFEL invites our partners and collaborators to propose partnered research training initiatives. If you would like to discuss an idea for a partnered research training activity for a student, please send us an email: 

2) Health Professional Education – Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder (HPE-OUOUD) Project

The Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS) in partnership with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC), are pleased to announce the funding of a three-year inter-professional education project by Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program.

The project, titled Empowering the next generation of health care and social service professionals with knowledge, skills, tools and supports to address substance use issues in Canada will help ensure that future nurses, pharmacists, and social workers are prepared to enter the work force well-equipped to address issues related to substance use with current best practices in health promotion, prevention, harm reduction, and treatment.

For more information, please contact Alexandra Wright, Executive Director, CASWE-ACFTS at awright@caswe-acfts.ca.

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