ERIC Number: ED426467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Resource Directory To Enhance Consistency in Risk Assessment Supervision Recommendations.
Harvey, Nancy M.
This practicum report was designed to enhance supervision of social work through the development and utilization of a resource directory. A pilot agency, located in an ethnically diverse, metropolitan community, was provided the directory in an attempt to positively influence the implementation of the supervision recommendations. The agency then evaluated, by survey, the directory's usefulness and monitored changes in practice that occurred as a result of the directory. These surveys suggested that the agency staff found supervision recommendations to be useful, but they struggled with implementing the recommendations into individual cases and the overall practice of the agency. The report is divided into five chapters. Chapter 1 serves as an introduction, describing the community in which the pilot agency was located, the work setting, and the role of the author. Chapter 2 discusses the problem statement: the public children's service agency implementing the resource guide had not been provided with consistent supervision recommendations regarding child abuse and/or neglect risk assessment. Also included in this chapter is a review of literature. Chapter 3 discusses the anticipated outcomes of the study. For instance, it was expected that 12 out of 15 risk-assessment supervision recommendations to the agency would be consistent as determined by a case supervision record review. Chapter 4 discusses the strategies used to make supervision recommendations more consistent, and chapter 5 discusses the results, including which of the projected outcomes were met and which were not. Includes four appendices: (1) Improving Technical Assistance Recommendations; (2) Supervision Recommendation Documentation; (3) Supervision Recommendations Survey; and (4) Post Implementation Improving Technical Assistance Recommendations: Colleague Input Survey. Contains 18 references. (JMD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum report, Nova Southern University.