This curriculum is designed to educate social workers about the experiences and needs of families involved with both public welfare and child welfare services so that they can provide high-quality case management services within a post-welfare reform environment. Based on research from a longitudinal, ethnographic study of families living in an urban environment, the curriculum includes: a review of child welfare outcomes in the welfare reform era; a description of welfare reform as implemented in one county, including examples from the client's perspective of managing within a welfare-to-work environment; a cost of living analysis of life on welfare; a set of case examples illustrating pathways from welfare to child welfare, with special attention to aspects of welfare reform which may play a role in child welfare outcomes; and a discussion of how to apply qualitative research methods toward improving child welfare practice, as well as an explanation of the research methods used for the study. (187 pages)Frame, L., Berrick, J. D., Sogar, C., Berzin, S. C., & Pearlman, J. (2001).
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This OER Textbook was developed for use in conjunction with introductory level ...
This OER Textbook was developed for use in conjunction with introductory level correctional case management courses. It provides an overview into the major aspects of correctional case management, in both institutional and community settings.
This resource will support Social Work educators, students and practitioners in developing ...
This resource will support Social Work educators, students and practitioners in developing Discretionary Decision Making in child protection work. It explores the "grey areas" of practice through interactive video and scenario based learning activities. This resource can be used to support social workers to understand the complexities and issues relating to practice and decision making. The practical context used for this resource is child protection in the Northern Territory, Australia.