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Social Workers' Views About Disproportionality Among African American Children In Child Welfare, Hortense Granderson Jan 2008

Social Workers' Views About Disproportionality Among African American Children In Child Welfare, Hortense Granderson

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This study explored social workers' views (attitudes and perceptions) on reasons and causes for disproportionality among African American children in the child welfare system. This study contributed to social work practice, policy, and research because it is the first study of its kind for Riverside County where information is readily available to understand the reasons and causes for disproportionality among these children according to social workers.


Job Satisfaction Of Child Welfare Workers In San Bernardino County Department Of Children's Services, Susana Ramirez, Mirella Ochoa Jan 2007

Job Satisfaction Of Child Welfare Workers In San Bernardino County Department Of Children's Services, Susana Ramirez, Mirella Ochoa

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The purpose of the research study was to assess the job satisfaction of child welfae workers specifically working for San Bernardino County Department of Children's Services.


Understanding The Knowledge Masters Of Social Work Student's Have In Regard To Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Foster Youth Issues, Amy Rebecca Taliaferro Jan 2007

Understanding The Knowledge Masters Of Social Work Student's Have In Regard To Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Foster Youth Issues, Amy Rebecca Taliaferro

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The purpose of this study was to understand the levels of competence that master's level social work students have in regard to the issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender foster youth.


Overrepresentation Of African Americans In The Child Welfare System: Differential Treatment In Risk Assessment By Public Child Welfare Workers, Rebecca Sheree Owens, Courtney Marques Roushion Jan 2006

Overrepresentation Of African Americans In The Child Welfare System: Differential Treatment In Risk Assessment By Public Child Welfare Workers, Rebecca Sheree Owens, Courtney Marques Roushion

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The purpose of this study was to identify salient factors contributing to the overrepresentation of African Americans in the child welfare system. This study seeks to examine whether or not public child welfare workers are biased in their assessments of African Americans, and if years of experience influence their judgment. By understanding some of the salient factors that contribute to these disproportionate numbers, Child Welfare Services can begin to revamp their programs and services to ensure that they are more culturally sensitive and equitable.


Child Welfare Professionals' Knowledge Of Identifying Factors For Alcohol And Other Drug Issues, Josefina Reyes Sauri, Michael Leslie Lau Jan 2005

Child Welfare Professionals' Knowledge Of Identifying Factors For Alcohol And Other Drug Issues, Josefina Reyes Sauri, Michael Leslie Lau

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Using both qualitative and quantitative research designs, this study focused on the knowledge of Children Protective Services (CPS) social workers for identifying Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) risk factors in their clients, and the impact that these AOD issues have on the child welfare system in San Bernardino County, California.


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.