Social Work Researchers

This is a group for all involved in social work research or evaluation of professional training throughout California. It is an outgrowth of the Research and Evaluation activities of CalSWEC (http://calswec.berkeley.edu/evaluation-research-implementation). CalSWEC's ongoing research and evaluation efforts seek to measure impact of its projects and programs at the college and professional levels, and to evaluate emerging practices and programs to inform the development of curriculum and training products.
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Child Welfare Case Study Module: Emergency Response, Family Maintenance, Permanency Planning

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The three case studies written for this project reflect training needs in crucial parts of the child welfare system. Each includes an introduction that highlights the area of child welfare practice that governs the situation and a variety of classroom exercises. It is ethnically sensitive. The authors strongly recommend the use of collaborative teaching with guests speakers to supplement the case studies.

Material Type: Reading

Resource Notebook for Training on Subsance Abuse in Child Welfare

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This notebook contains resources relating to the intersection of child welfare and substance abuse services. It includess: a draft outline trainers may use to blend components of sample training curricula; sample curricula on adult substance abuse and on alcohol and other drugs in the practice of child welfare; supplemental training resources including experiential exercises, sample case studies, and training handouts; and a bibliography and citations for key articles from research and practice literature.

Material Type: Reading

Effects of Computerization on Public Child Welfare Practice: Research Report

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This research report studies the impact of the implementation of the Child Welfare Services/Case Managment System on child welfare practice. The study demonstrated that CWS/CMS led to modest but crucial changes in how workers spent their time on the job, affected the quality and quantity of relationships with coworkers, and changed some workers' attitudes toward their agency and job.

Material Type: Reading

Towards a Dedicated, Competent Child Welfare Workforce: Partnerships and Practices for Field Education

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Marion Bogo, Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (University of Toronto), is known for her academic and practice leadership in social work education, especially field education and assessment of learning. This video is her keynote address at the 2014 CalSWEC Title IV-E Summer Field Institute. She explores organizational theory, the connection between theory and inter-organizational partnerhsips in practice, and best practices in field educational of social workers. Addressing current higher- and continuing-education professionals working with current and future social workers, the video lecture highlights the role of inter-organizational partnerships in organization theory, offers key factors enabling partnership and shared success, and ties into this the role of field education for social workers. From minute 54 on, Dr. Bogo discusses best practices in Field Education, highlighting her institution's own experience in Canada and what research globally suggests. The power point presentation and selected references to studies cited can be found at <http://calswec.berkeley.edu/title-iv-e-summer-field-institute-0>.

Material Type: Lecture

Utilizing Simulation as an Adjunct to Assessment of Student Learning in Field Education

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Social work educators and field instructors need reliable and valid tools to assess students’ achievement of competence. Through a program of research at the University of Toronto, a range of innovative tools have been developed and tested as well as the use of standardized human simulation in an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) adapted for social work. This presentation from the 2014 Title IV-E Summer Field Institutel reviews these tools and presents guidelines for designing and implementing simulation as an adjunct to traditional field evaluation. Marion Bogo, the presenter, is the coauthor of the seminal book on field education, The Practice of Field Instruction in Social Work (1998, Columbia University Press), of Social Work Practice: Concepts, Processes, and Interviewing (2006, Columbia University Press), and Achieving Competence in Social Work through Field Education (2010, University of Toronto Press), and over 100 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on social work education and educational outcomes assessment.

Material Type: Lecture

Using Publicly Available Data to Engage IV-E Students in Research and Statistics: Instructional Modules

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Curriculum designed to provide an overview of the state’s Child Welfare Outcomes and Accountability System. Organized into five teaching modules with student learning activities, PowerPoint slide presentations, and other materials to develop practical data analysis skills. Module objectives: (a) support understanding of California's child welfare system performance goals and progress to date; (b) develop students who have data analysis skills, including the ability to distill and present numerical findings; and (c) prepare a cohort of IV-E MSW students equipped to adopt leadership roles in county child welfare agencies and have an appreciation for how data can be used to improve practice and inform policies. Slide Deck 1: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Hornstein%20Slide%20Deck%201.pdf - Slide Deck 2: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Hornstein%20Slide%20Deck%202.pdf - Slide Deck 4: http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/Hornstein%20Slide%20Deck%204.pdf

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Reading