The Latinx Specialization was established in 2017 with its first student cohort graduating in 2019. The specialization offers targeted skill-building for advanced MSW students committed to the health and well-being of Latino communities. The program equips students to be effective practitioners by deepening their understanding of practice models and interventions that resonate with Latino/a individuals, families and communities.
Students participating in the Latinx Specialization complete their advanced field placement at a agency working with the specialization's lead field faculty member who supports the student's learning and growth. Students in the Latinx Specialization also participate in a seminar that integrates theory and practice by enlisting the expertise of Latino/a community field instructors, leaders and partners who share their knowledge and insights.
Here are some important program notes:
- This specialization is open to students in all specializations.
- Spanish proficiency/fluency requirement varies by field education site.
- In winter quarter, a 3-unit course will be taught on Engaging Latinos in Practice.
- Students will need to take a 1- 3 credit elective outside of the School of Social Work.
- In fall, winter and spring quarters, students will participate in an integrative seminar.
Current students can attend an upcoming information meeting: Friday, February 14th, 12:30-1:30PM in room 116.
- Demonstrated commitment to Latinx population
- In a practicum site with caseload of at least 25% Latinx clients
- Current students entering their specialized practicum in 2020
- Spanish Language proficiency varies by site
All Clinical and direct practice sites require high proficiency, fluency preferred.
Application Requirements: Submit by February 28, 2020 to email@example.com
- Submit a cover letter (no more than two pages long), which outlines your goals, interests and reasons for applying to this specialization; this letter must highlight experiences that demonstrate your commitment to the Latinx Population
- A current CV
- Two letters of recommendation
Here are some examples of field education sites:
- The Arc of King County
- Auburn Multicare Hospital
- Catholic Community Services: Behavior Health
- Carolyn Dawns/County Doctor
- Children’s Home Society
- City of Seattle, AG’s OfficeCasa Latina
- Centro de la Raza
- Consejo Counseling Services
- Edmonds School District: Latina Outreach
- Entre Hermanos
- Early Childhood Development
- Evergreen Hospital: CHAT
- Health Point Clinics
- Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center
- Northwest Kidney Centers
- Puentes Counseling Services
- South Park Resource Ctr.
- Pierce County Health Dept.