One of WIN's most impacting contributions to our community is as a licensed child placement agency. They serve behaviorally challenged youth with family reunification and independent living goals. Key to WIN's success is its unique Family Strengthening Practice model. Currently, WIN's Family Strengthening Practice model is undergoing a rigorous scientific evaluation by Morgan State University's School of Social Work to validate the clinical model as an evidence-based practice. In addition to its treatment foster care program, WIN offers a Community Wellness Center. They offer individual, family and group counseling and community-based mental health services.
WIN Family Services offers numerous internship opportunities year-round. We currently have partnerships with Morgan State University, Coppin University, Loyola, University of MD, Stevenson, Capella, Bowie, UMBC, University of Baltimore, Sojourner Douglas; and we are open to interns from other colleges and universities.
Intern experiences for Bachelor and Masters level students of social work, psychology, counseling and human services includes:
Interns working in our foster care program will have the opportunity to work with the Director of Operations, Director of Family Services, Admissions Manager and/or the Parent Compliance Manager. Interns will learn and understand the daily operations of the foster care program, including but not limited to: interacting with foster parents; auditing files; assisting with child placement admissions; assisting with certifying new foster parents; working on a treatment team; completing treatment plans and case notes; assisting with home studies; and/or working directly with foster youth in an afterschool program.
Interns working with our Therapeutic Wellness Center will have the opportunity to work with the Program Director, Clinical Director and front line staff. Interns will learn and understand the daily operations of the community-based mental health program, including but not limited to: assisting with service authorizations; obtaining assessments for prospective clients; auditing files; and if appropriate assigned a client to work with one-on-one.
We also offer opportunities for students studying marketing, business management, communications and other related fields.