West Texas Family and Community Services (WTFCS) provides a unique opportunity for hands-on learning to the Social Work Program at West Texas A&M University. The facility allows for students to gain experience with oversight from social work faculty. Both undergraduate and graduate level students participate in the programs offered at WTFCS in a variety of ways.
As a student in the WTAMU Social Work Undergraduate program, you will be exposed to WTFCS on an ongoing basis in order to help better understand what social workers do in a community-based setting. Following your introductory Social Work courses, you will begin to actively practice and demonstrate the ability to use the skills learned in the classroom. You might help put together hygiene packs for the homeless, perform an intake on prospective clients, run an anger management group, or help put together a parenting class workshop all in the same day.
As a graduate student in the WTAMU Social Work program, the experience at WTFCS will continue. You would begin to work more in depth with clients, using and applying theories of direct practice. You will actively lead group sessions, offer educational presentations or provide supportive counseling to the clients at WTFCS.
Internships are available at both the undergraduate and graduate level program for upper level classmen who are entering the Field Section of the program.
No day is ever the same as the day before, which keeps things interesting at WTFCS!