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McCray, Janet; Temple, Paul Furness; McGregor, Suzanna – International Journal of Training and Development, 2021
As part of a 2-year research project, 79 interviews were undertaken with adult social care (ASC) registered managers (RMs) in England. The study aimed to identify the factors that influence the leadership practice and priorities of RMs in their role in ASC at two points, before and after a leadership development programme (LDP). A critical…
Descriptors: Adults, Social Services, Caseworkers, Leadership Training
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Värk, Aare; Reino, Anne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article reports the outcomes of a phenomenographical study of case managers' conceptions of case management work and its influence on the process and performance of the work of counselling the unemployed. A heterogeneous sample of 11 Estonian case managers was selected for in-depth interviews. Analysis of the interviews revealed three…
Descriptors: Caseworkers, Unemployment, Counselor Attitudes, Caseworker Approach
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Erath, Tyler G.; DiGennaro Reed, Florence D.; Sundermeyer, Hunter W.; Brand, Denys; Novak, Matthew D.; Harbison, Matt J.; Shears, Rick – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2020
This experiment used a pyramidal training model to evaluate the effects of behavioral skills training (BST), delivered in a 1-time group-training format, on the extent to which 25 human service staff implemented BST when training others how to implement behavioral procedures. Results indicated that (a) the training workshop increased BST integrity…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Training, Workshops, Integrity
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Minnick, Dane – Journal of Social Work Education, 2021
Substance use is a chronic social issue that has a substantial effect on social welfare topics in the United States. As one of the primary professions responsible for providing mental health services in the United States, it is imperative that social workers are prepared to meet the challenges presented by this ongoing epidemic. However, several…
Descriptors: Social Work, Substance Abuse, Caseworkers, Caseworker Approach
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Põder, Kaire; Merkuljeva, Tiina – International Journal of Training and Development, 2021
External supervision is an expanding practice among social workers noted by many authors. However, the empirical evidence of its impact on work efficiency is mixed at best. In the current study, we empirically test the effect of external supervision on social workers' work engagement and perceived self-efficacy. Our treatment consists of five…
Descriptors: Supervision, Social Work, Caseworkers, Work Attitudes
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Zhang, Huan; Wang, Yean; Liu, Ziyu; Chui, Ernest Wing-tak – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objective: This study examines the impact of the PC 3-sessions Training Project (PC-project), designed to improve professional competency among social workers in China. Methods: Using a quasi-experimental approach, 170 social workers from social work organizations (SWOs) or community organizations (COs) participated. The experimental group (Group…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Program Evaluation, Competence
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Oloidi, Edward Olayinka; Northway, Ruth; Prince, Jane – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
Background: Services have a duty to uphold the personal and sexual relationship (P&SR) rights of adults with intellectual disability. However, little is known about how social care workers' (SCWs) perceptions of public views of intellectual disability and sexuality might affect their attitudes, believes and behaviours towards supporting…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Intellectual Disability, Social Influences, Caseworkers
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Wilkins, David; Forrester, Donald – Child Care in Practice, 2020
Social workers are constantly predicting the future. In England and Wales there is a legal duty on them to do so, as the 1989 Children Act requires workers to assess not only whether children "have" suffered significant harm, but also whether they are "likely" to do so. Similarly, in Northern Ireland social workers are required…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Foreign Countries, Caseworker Approach
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Musil, Libor; Jaklová Strihavková, Daniela – Journal of Social Work Education, 2020
The assumed impossibility of forming a widely accepted view of social work is explained on the one hand by the contesting nature of social work definitions and on the other by a loss of professional identity since the 1960s. The aim of the article is to elaborate a third explanation based on the hypothesis that social workers adhere to their…
Descriptors: Social Work, Definitions, Caseworkers, Hypothesis Testing
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Flynn, Susan – Child Care in Practice, 2021
The professionalisation of social care practice in Ireland, after a period of dormancy, has experienced rapid advancement toward statutory regulation and reform. Yet, the limited literature available in Ireland on the subject matter, almost exclusively predates these changes. This paper presents a theoretically informed commentary on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Evidence Based Practice, Caseworkers
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Erens, Brenda; Otgaar, Henry; de Ruiter, Corine; van Bragt, Danique; Hershkowitz, Irit – Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2022
In the Netherlands, there is currently no quality standard for conducting child forensic interviews in Child Protective Services (CPS). The lack of such standard causes concern regarding the quality of these interviews, which are used to determine the child's safety and implementing treatment. In the current study, we implemented the National…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Child Safety, Child Abuse
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Traube, Dorian E.; Begun, Stephanie; Okpych, Nathanael; Choy-Brown, Mimi – Research on Social Work Practice, 2017
Social innovation is defined by novelty and improvement. This definition requires social work practice to be more effective or efficient than preexisting alternatives. Practice innovation is accomplished by leveraging technical, social, and economic factors to generate novel interventions, diffusion or adoption of the interventions into broader…
Descriptors: Innovation, Social Work, Caseworkers, Professional Associations
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Yelderman, Logan A.; Wood, Steve; Summers, Alicia – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2022
Background: Media reports of child deaths as a result of abuse and neglect can influence how children move throughout the foster care system. Using the theoretical frameworks of moral panics and street level bureaucracy, the current study examined how news reports of violent child abuse and neglect cases relate to foster care children with…
Descriptors: Death, Children, Child Abuse, Foster Care
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Antikeyeva, Samal; Snapkova, Alena; Xembayeva, Saule; Aubakirova, Rakhila Zh; Sultanova, Nurgul – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2021
This article considers one of the key problems of modern education of professional social work, which is the formation of psychological and pedagogical competencies of social workers through professional development courses. The organization of professional development courses should be built on the emphasis of formation of competences. It is…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Professionalism, Professional Development
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Sousa, Cindy A.; Yutzy, Lemuel; Campbell, Margo; Cook, Casey; Slates, Sarah – Journal of Social Work Education, 2020
Macro social workers have consistently taken up the difficult task of articulating and refining our identity. Deciding on priorities for the preparation of students is a key component of this work. Standards and areas of focus set by our accrediting and organizing bodies (Council on Social Work Education [CSWE], Association for Community…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Professional Education, Job Skills
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