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A Bi-County Examination Of Child Welfare Workers' Levels Of Compassion Fatigue And Coping Skills, Pamela Marie Keyes, Christina Leigh Smith Jan 2005

A Bi-County Examination Of Child Welfare Workers' Levels Of Compassion Fatigue And Coping Skills, Pamela Marie Keyes, Christina Leigh Smith

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This study examined the relationship between child welfare workers' coping skills and their levels of empathy. The author developed instruments for measuring empathy and for measuring coping skills. Measures of the coping skills and empathy of child welfare workers in San Bernardino County and San Diego County were compared and found to be similar; the author hoped that this would demonstrate that the results can be generalized. The hypothesis that excellent coping skills diminish compassion fatigue and lead to increased empathy was supported.


Child Welfare Workers' Perceptions Of Reunification Services: Are Timeframes Feasible?, Nancy Razo Calderon, Elisa Adriana Hernandez Jan 2005

Child Welfare Workers' Perceptions Of Reunification Services: Are Timeframes Feasible?, Nancy Razo Calderon, Elisa Adriana Hernandez

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The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of current child welfare policy, specifically the Adoption Assistance and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA), on the perceptions of child welfare workers about their decisions.