Academic journal article Field Educator

NANFED: Revamped and Reinvigorated

Academic journal article Field Educator

NANFED: Revamped and Reinvigorated

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The leadership of the North American Network of Field Educators and Directors (NANFED) is pleased to announce the group's 2013 reincorporation. Having been originally founded in 1987 to promote the interests of social work field education, NANFED continues pursuing this mission through a range of activities that promote the interests of field education. With renewed focus and dedication, and in collaboration with a nationwide network of consortia and field educators, NANFED will continue its critical work representing an independent voice on behalf of field educators, supporting best practices through field education scholarship, and promoting and celebrating quality field education. A 24/7 resource, the newly-launched NANFED Web site provides up-to-date information and networking opportunities for current and prospective members.

NANFED serves social work field educators in the US, Canada, and beyond through the following activities:

* Promoting the interests of field education with the Council on Social Work Education, including chairing the Field Education Track of the Annual Program Meeting (APM) and encouraging abstract submission and peer review participation by field consortia members and field educators.

* Identifying issues relevant to field education to be addressed by NANFED, as well as through communication with the CSWE Council on Field Education and at the CSWE APM.

* Sponsoring and funding the annual Heart of Social Work Award -- the only national honor for excellence in field instruction. …

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