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ERIC Number: ED317926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 56
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Improving the Performance of Social Workers during Multi-Disciplinary Team Case Reviews of Delinquent Adolescents through Public Posting and Verbal Feedback.
Carbone, Vincent J.
This practicum was implemented to improve the rehabilitation planning skills of social workers in a juvenile correctional facility. The goal was to increase social workers' discussion of all relevant rehabilitation planning data during multi-disciplinary team meetings (Case Review Committee). A related objective was the overall improvement of rehabilitation services. The program director of the institution requested that the supervisors of the social workers record their subordinates' performance at each Case Review Committee meeting. The supervisors (cottage managers) were requested to record the percentage of required documents brought to the meetings by the social workers and the percentage of documents discussed. The cottage managers provided verbal feedback immediately following each social worker presentation. In addition, the weekly results were publicly posted in the Program Department office on a graph representing individual performance. The results indicated that a substantial improvement in social worker performance had occurred. All social workers demonstrated improvement in the number of required documents brought to the meeting and their discussion of each. Anecdotal reports by other staff and independent evaluators corroborated the improved rehabilitation services. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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