ERIC Number: EJ1103625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
Adverse Childhood Experiences among MSW Students
Thomas, Jacky T.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v36 n3 p235-255 2016
Alarming rates of burnout, compassion fatigue, and turnover in the social work profession have focused attention on factors influencing risk and resilience among professional social workers and, more recently, social work students. This article explores the prevalence and relevance of early trauma among social work students and describes a cross-sectional, exploratory study aimed at determining frequency of adverse childhood experiences among Master of Social Work (MSW) students. Results reveal rates of adverse childhood experiences are much higher than those found in general population samples, university students, and child welfare employees. Implications for social work education are discussed.
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Early Experience, Incidence, Trauma, Statistical Analysis, Correlation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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