ERIC Number: ED254810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Decision-Making in Child Welfare: A Self Instructional Manual. Publication No. 12.
Campbell, Margaret M., Ed.; And Others
Information on the process of decision-making, hints on how to function in team decision-making, and materials on how to prepare clients for decision-making in team meetings for the beginning level child welfare worker are provided in this self-instructional manual. Techniques are discussed for improving the quality of decisions made by the individual child welfare worker. Questions are provided to help readers determine their personal style of decision-making, and four different approaches to decision-making are described. The differing amounts of information needed before making a decision are briefly outlined, varying levels of abstraction used in problem formulations are considered, and five methods commonly used to make decisions are described. Factors to be considered in deciding to take action regarding a particular case are discussed. A four-phase problem solving process is outlined involving assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Advantages and disadvantages of team decision-making are discussed and the preparation of a case for team decision-making is outlined. Ways to prepare clients and their children for meaningful participation in the team decision-making process are discussed. Finally, the process of team decision-making itself is described. (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 018 095-096.