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ERIC Number: EJ933097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Work in the Lives of Social Work Clients: Perspectives of Field Instructors
Root, Lawrence S.; Choi, Y. Joon
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v31 n3 p313-328 2011
Although employment is central to the lives of social work clients, it is seldom a focus in social work education. The authors conducted a survey of field instructors in a large MSW program to assess the importance of work-related issues in the lives of those they serve in their social service agencies. This experienced group of practitioners reported how work-related issues affect individual clients and their caseloads generally. Respondents were asked about low-wage employment, lack of skills, disabilities, work-family balance, and problems that clients experience on the job. The results document actual problems encountered in practice and highlight the need for more attention to work-related issues in social work education. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Age Discrimination in Employment Act 1967; Family and Medical Leave Act 1993