Author:
CalSWEC
Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Level:
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division, Graduate / Professional, Career / Technical
Tags:
CCWRL Online Curricula, CalSWEC, CalWORKS, California Social Work Education Center, Case Management, Child Welfare, Child Welfare Practice, Graduate, Outcomes, Professional Development, Public Child Welfare Workers, Public Welfare, Qualitatative Research Methods, Social Welfare, Social Work Practice, Undergraduate, Welfare Reform, Welfare-to-Work, california-social-work-education-center, calswec, calworks, case-management, child-welfare, child-welfare-practice, graduate, outcomes, professional-development, public-child-welfare-workers, public-welfare, qualitatative-research-methods, social-work-practice, undergraduate, welfare-reform, welfare-to-work
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0
Language:
English

CalWORKS and Child Welfare: Case Management for Public Child Welfare Workers

Module Overview

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).