Field Education
September 25, 2016

Agencies in Edinburg

Court Appointed Special Advocates

Size: Able to Accept 3 BSW & 2 MSW students

Time: Not open on evenings/weekends

Comments: Student will attend 30 hour training, conduct home and school visits, have meeting with foster parents and Child Placing Agency; will attned court hearings and prepare court reports.

Contact: Laura Menchaca  (956) 381-0346 

1001 South 10th ST.  

Edinburg,TX 78539

Edinburg CISD

Size: Able to accept 2 BSW & 2 MSSW students

Time: No evenings/weekend work

Comments: Students will work with general student population; age varies according to school assigned. Work with individual groups, and crisis situations to improve coping skills and optimize academic performance for all students.

Contact: Rudy Jimenez   (956)289-2305

411 North 8th

Edinburg, TX 78540

Hildalgo County Health Department

Size: Able to accept 2-3 BSW students

Time: Some after hours work that include attending Case Manager Coalition Committe meetings;NASW, work on setting up a non-profit agency

Comments: Students will complete intake and assessments; will assist in updating county resource manual; will travel over 50% of Hildalgo County to provide servicves to 7 clinics at a BSW level.

Contact: Eddie Sanchez  (956)383-6221

1204 South 25th ST.

Edinburg, TX 78539

Edinburg Regional Medical Center

Size: Able to accept 2 BSW students

Time: No evening/weekend work

Comments: Students will provide services to patients while in inpatient hospital. This will unclude assessments, regerrals, discharge planning, support to patients and families.

Contact: Linda Keys  (956)388-6346

1102 W. Trenton

Edinburg, TX 78539

Unique Kare Children's Services

Size: Able to accept 1 BSW & 1 MSSW student

Time: Licensed BSW working on MSSW can complete practicum on evenings/weekend

Comment: BSW students to assist children and families provider case management services. MSSW students and families-Psychosocial assessments during face to face individual name visits, supportive counseling attention coalition mutness, and facilites support group sessions.

Contact: Viola Vera   (956) 383-4935

2607 W. Freddy Conzalez Suite C.

Edinburg, TX 78539

UTPA-Valley Outreach Center- Mother Daughter Program

Size: Able to accept 2 BSW Students

Time: Can facilitate evening and weekend work

Description: BSW student will work with individuals and groups and coordinate special events as they provide services to families and seventh and eighth grade girls.

Contact: Annete Rios   (956)292-7598

1201 W. University DR. Room 182-A

Edinburg, TX 78539

Tropical Texas Behavioral Center

Size: Able to accept BSW & MSSW students; no limit

Time: Decision to provide evening/weekend will be determined on an individual basis

Description: BSW student will provide case management, rehabilitative services, treatment plans, home visits, and assisting clients access community resources; MSSW student will conduct triage assessments, mental health crisis screenings and Counseling(CBT)


For MH: Hilda Garcia 289-7162

For MR: Adalia Rebollar 289-7000 (7233)

For Autism(adults): Brenda Zepeda 289-7194

4701 South Sugar RD.

Edinburg,TX 78539


The Region One Education Service Center


Texas Department of Family and Protective Services


The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)


The Mother-Daughter Program of The University of Texas-Pan American


Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services


1201 W. University Drive Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
956/665-UTPA  1-866-441-UTPA
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