ERIC Number: EJ725104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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An Educational Model for Child Welfare Practice with English-Speaking Caribbean Families
Carten, Alma; Goodman, Harriet
Child Welfare, v84 n5 p771 Sep-Oct 2005
Implemented in New York City, the Child Welfare Fellowship Project is an international collaboration between social work educators in the United States and Jamaica, the West Indies, the public child welfare agency, and selected community-based agencies. This model educational program prepared selected Masters of Social Work (MSW) Fellowship students for exemplary child welfare practice with English-speaking Caribbean families by providing enhanced programs designed to support culturally competent skill development and a preventive approach to child welfare practice. These educational enhancements, combined with academic course work increased professionalism, self-efficacy, and culturally competent skill development among participants and averted foster care placement for families seen over the duration of the project.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Foster Care, Child Welfare, Public Agencies, Family (Sociological Unit), Program Descriptions, Graduate Study, Cultural Awareness, Self Efficacy
Child Welfare League of America, P.O. Box 932831, Atlanta, GA 31193-2831. Web site: http://www.cwla.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Jamaica; New York