ERIC Number: ED254808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Assessment and Interviewing in Child Welfare. Publication No. 10.
Basic knowledge and practice skills in assessment and interview techniques for the beginning level child welfare worker are provided in this self-instructional manual. The material is geared specifically to the worker in abuse and neglect or foster care cases. In Part 1 of the guide, the areas of intake and assessment are considered. The intake process is described, basics of intake and assessment are enumerated, an assessment outline is provided, and forms for recording intake data and for evaluating the child's relationship with adults and peers are given. Early diagnosis of the severity of abuse is presented as a tool in case management, and types of physical abuse cases referred to protective service agencies are described. Issues regarding removal of children from the home are addressed. Interviewing is discussed in Part 2 of the manual. Worker self-awareness questions are provided and worker behaviors which may invite or discourage attack are listed. Suggestions are made for dealing with hostility. Basic directive and non-directive interviewing techniques are explained and flexible guidelines for interviewing and working with children are described. Interviewing and practice techniques are included. Lists of training materials and references for assessment and interviewing are given. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tulane Univ., New Orleans, LA. School of Social Work.
Note: For other manuals in this series, see CG 018 096-097.