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Agency Information Social Work Practicums

The DCF Practicum Experience
The Kansas Department for Children and Families provides an excellent foundation for students obtaining social work degrees. With 80 paid practicum positions across the state, students will have an opportunity to round out their social work education by working with clients, community partners/providers and other programs within the agency.

Available Positions ​​
Learn More About DCF:​

What We Believe:​
What We Believe Document​​
​​Kansas Practice Model:​
Kansas Practice Model Explainer​​​​
Kansas Practice Model Video​​​

Adult Protective Sevices:
Why APS?​

  • Child Protective Services
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Independent Living
What You Will Learn​​
  • ​Ethical Decision Making
  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Professional Documentation
  • Direct Client Contact
  • Shadowing Opportunities
  • Engagement, Interviewing and Assessment Skills
  • Policy and Practices
  • Available Resources​​

More Than an Education
  • Paid Positions
  • Cross-Training opportunities with Rehabilitation Services, Economic and Employment Services and the Protection Report Center.
  • Opportunities to work with external and community partners including medical facilities, schools, law enforcement, courts, prevention services, foster care agencies, supportive housing facilities and others.


​​​Tina Abney​ Serena Casteneda
​Topeka Administration Student Services Administrator​ ​Kansas City Region Student Services Supervisor
​Contact:​ ​Contact:
Andrew Jacobs Yesenia Ceja Ramirez
​Northwest Region Student Services Supervisor ​Northeast Region Student Services Supervisor
​Contact: ​Contact:​
​Megan Reiss Amy Comer
​Southwest Region Student Services Supervisor​ ​Southeast Region Student Services Supervisor
​Contact: ​Contact:
​Dawn Roads
​Wichita Region Student Services Supervisor
​​​Email: to kick-start your practicum experience.​