ERIC Number: ED210419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May-15
Reference Count: N/A
Education, Training and Resources for Family Workers in Western Canada: A Follow-up Study of the 1977 Banff Conference on "Clinical Approaches to Work with Families."
Baskett, H. K.
After a 1977 Banff Conference on "Clinical Approaches to Work with Families" in June, 1977, approximately one-third of the 134 participants were surveyed or interviewed to determine their evaluation of the conference and their perceptions of future education, training, and resource needs findings were made: (1) the 1977 Banff Conference would appear to have met its goals, and a large proportion of the participants would recommend it for the future; however, the function of a future conference is not clear, while the functions of knowledge dissemination and coordination of information sharing among regions are promising; (2) one of the most critical needs identified is that of coordination of information and activities at the local level as it relates to family work; (3) another most significant need is in-depth training at the local level, with opportunities for a variety of subject matter and approaches related to family practice; and (4) strong interest was shown in an interprovincial network of some kind, the nature of which should be more fully explored in further research. The participants concluded that the Banff Conference had made a significant contribution to the process of service to families and support for family workers. (The conference program and the survey questionnaire are included in the appendix to this report.) (KC)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Educational Needs, Educational Resources, Family Counseling, Family Life, Family Life Education, Family Problems, Family Programs, Family (Sociological Unit), Followup Studies, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Outcomes of Education, Participant Characteristics, Professional Continuing Education, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, Social Workers, Staff Development, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa (Ontario). National Welfare Grants.
Authoring Institution: Calgary Univ., Alberta. Faculty of Continuing Education.