ERIC Number: ED118242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Case Advocacy: A Study of the Interventive Process in Child Advocacy.
McGowan, Brenda G.
An exploratory study of child advocacy cases as conducted and reported by social agency workers is presented in this report. Most of the data were collected with the use of a critical incident technique, by which case workers from eight agencies reported selected child advocacy cases in which they had participated over a 4-month period. Information obtained from 163 of the case worker reports was coded and analyzed in terms of the advocate, client, problem, target system, objective, available resources, receptivity of target system, intervention level and method used, and outcome involved in each case. The resources used by the case worker and the receptivity of the target system involved are suggested to be especially influential in case outcomes, as portrayed by the data. The implications of the data for case advocacy practice and theory are discussed. A review of advocacy and social intervention literature is included. (BRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. School of Social Work.