ERIC Number: ED031644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Reference Count: 0
Intensive Inservice Training Program for Selected Experienced AFDC Caseworkers; A Report of a Demonstration Training Project.
Washington State Dept. of Public Assistance, Olympia.
Financed by a three-year demonstration grant, this inservice training program for selected AFDC (Aid to Families of Dependent Children) workers in Washington State was undertaken to improve the quality of casework services, to develop caseworkers having greater knowledge and skill, and to provide special training for workers with the potential but not the opportunity for professional training. The 113 trainees generally had positive attitudes toward people, the desire to help, and awareness of the most serious kinds of problems among families with whom they would work, but tended to lack self confidence. Training involved 40 weeks of formal instruction and supervised practice, including courses on social services, the family, cultural components of service, human growth and development, and the helping process. As for resulting changes in knowledge, attitudes, and action, those changes relating to social perception were dominant for most trainees in terms of sense of value, and took the form of stages ranging from recognition of other points of view to validation of self with a multiple point of view. Job performance or "output" was generally rated either satisfactory or outstanding. (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Public Assistance, Olympia.