MANSFIELD, PA— Tiffany Welch, chair and field education director of the Department of Social Work, and Lisa Kunzmann, adjunct instructor of Social Work at Mansfield University, presented research at the School Social Workers Association of America (SSWAA) National Conference held in Columbus, OH March 14-17.
Welch and Kunzmann presented their research entitled “Assessing BSW Student Documentation Skills: An Exploratory Study,” which summarized an exploratory study that examined the quality of documentation among senior Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) majors in their last semester, in which they completed a 500-hour field practicum.
Findings include that there is a need for an emphasis on strengths-based documentation as well as the need for signed documentation. Results also indicated that students appeared to have mastery in legible documentation and the documentation of service provision. Recommendations for further research and suggestions for replication were included.
Welch and Kunzmann’s research has also been accepted for publication in
the Field Scholar section of the upcoming spring 2018 issue of the Field Educator Journal.
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