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ERIC Number: ED344555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Training Minority Students for Work in Underserved Areas.
Starr, Rose
This report describes a program, "Training Minority students for Work in Underserved Areas," at Hunter College in New York City, which aimed to help support, educate (to a Master's in Social Work degree) and retain minority social work professionals in service to underserved minority communities. The program aimed to: (1) unite professional development with a career interest in and commitment to serving low-income minority populations, (2) provide training in mental health services, and (3) teach participants to develop clinical and community outreach and support services within community-based multiservice agencies in urban communities. The program also sought to assist potential participants with a stipend program. During the first 3-year grant period, 1985-1988, nine students were recruited to the program, including six Hispanic women, two Hispanic men, and one Black woman. The training was considered a success by agency and school personnel alike. The program was able to combine program development, community outreach and planning assignments into the student's direct service practice responsibilities. Students learned to intervene in and ameliorate the organizational problems and lack of community resources that afflict poor clients. Six of the original nine students completed the program and found work in social agencies in the New York City area. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.