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ERIC Number: EJ992694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Child Welfare Worker Perception of the Implementation of Family-Centered Practice
Michalopoulos, Lynn; Ahn, Haksoon; Shaw, Terry V.; O'Connor, Julia
Research on Social Work Practice, v22 n6 p656-664 Nov 2012
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions of Family-Centered Practice (FCP) among child welfare workers who are expected to use FCP principles in their work with children and families. Method: Nine focus groups were conducted among child welfare workers across seven different regions within one state to assess caseworker's experiences with FCP. Results: Themes related to time, resources and opportunities, work climate, and engagement emerged from the analysis in relation to the implementation of FCP. Conclusions: Implications of the implementation of the FCP framework for social work policy and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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