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  • 1.  Agency Guides

    Posted 25 days ago

    Hello all, 

    I hope this finds you well and safe.  

    It has come to my attention that some programs use Agency Guides to share information with Practicum Agencies.  My questions to the community:

    1. How many of you use them?
    2. Do you duplicate information in both the Practicum Manual and Agency Guide?
    3. How do your agencies respond to the separate document?  

    Thank you.  Karen



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    Karen Edmond
    Director of Field Education
    Buffalo NY
    +1 (716) 817-4830
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  • 2.  RE: Agency Guides

    Posted 25 days ago

    Following. I have the same questions.



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    Candace Harrell
    Field Education Community Coordinator
    University of Texas at Arlington
    +1 (817) 272-7227
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  • 3.  RE: Agency Guides

    Posted 24 days ago
    Hello everyone,

    Karen, I'm unsure what you mean by agency guides. Is it the agency handbook? I'm looking forward to the responses to your questions so that I can understand. Thanks. 


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  • 4.  RE: Agency Guides

    Posted 23 days ago

    Hello all, 

    It would be considered a practicum agency manual.  Thank you...Karen



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    Karen Edmond
    Director of Field Education
    Buffalo NY
    +1 (716) 817-4830
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  • 5.  RE: Agency Guides

    Posted 24 days ago

    Hi Karen, we have a Field Agency Information Guide that we review with all new agencies we are collaborating with. It has been a helpful resource to offer an overview to our program, roles, activities in field, site expectations, etc.

    Here is a link to the document.  https://csw.osu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Field-Agency-Information-Guide-202375.pdf

    Let me know if you have any additional questions.

    Katie



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    Katie Klakos
    Director of Field Education
    Ohio State University, The
    Columbus OH
    614-247-6688
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  • 6.  RE: Agency Guides

    Posted 23 days ago

    Hello Katie, 

    Thank you.  Karen



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    Karen Edmond
    Director of Field Education
    Buffalo NY
    +1 (716) 817-4830
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  • 7.  RE: Agency Guides

    Posted 23 days ago

    Hello Katie, 

    How do the agencies respond to the document?  Is it easier for them?  Thank you...Karen



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    Karen Edmond
    Director of Field Education
    Buffalo NY
    +1 (716) 817-4830
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  • 8.  RE: Agency Guides

    Posted 23 days ago

    Hi Karen,

    I believe that our agencies like to have this document to reference, as it is shorter than our Field Manual and covers key concepts that the agency needs to understand. 

    Katie 



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    Katie Klakos
    Director of Field Education
    Ohio State University, The
    Columbus OH
    614-247-6688
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  • 9.  RE: Agency Guides

    Posted 23 days ago

    This is great! I have been wanting to do something like this for UTA. Does your program happen to have policies and procedures for agencies? Something that addresses  agency limitations for student safety and wellbeing.



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    Candace Harrell
    Field Education Community Coordinator
    University of Texas at Arlington
    +1 (817) 272-7227
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  • 10.  RE: Agency Guides

    Posted 22 days ago

    Hi Candace, we don't have anything specific for agency policies and procedures, but we do require all agency supervisors to take our Field Instructor training every two years. 

    Katie



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    Katie Klakos
    Director of Field Education
    Ohio State University, The
    Columbus OH
    614-247-6688
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