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تاريخ التسجيل : 04/07/2009
|موضوع: Recruiting and retaining child welfare workers الخميس أبريل 15, 2010 1:08 am|| |
Recruiting and retaining child welfare workers : is preparing social work students enough for sustained commitment to the field ?
Anita p. Barbee, Becky Antler, Dana . Sullivan, Ruth Huebner, Steve for and Lon Christopher Hall .
Graduates of specialized BSW child welfare education programs are more likely to be retained after two years of service in the agency, but many leave at the four year mark. Two studies explored possible reasons for departure at this time. The first study found that graduates of specialized child welfare programs were significantly more likely to engage in best practices in nine areas than workers from other fields. Thus, frustration with practice skill was ruled out as a cause. The second qualitative study found that poor supervision, lack of coworker support, and organizational stress among other variables prompted these high-functioning workers to leave the agency. Suggestions for innovative interventions to enhance retention at this critical juncture are included.
Anita P. Barbee MSSW, is professor and Distinguished Unrest scholar, Kent school of social work, university of Louisville, Kentucky. Ante MSSW, PhD is Assistant professor and university scholar, Kent school of social work university of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. Dana Sullivan MSW, PhD is Assistant professor, western Kentucky university, Department of social work, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Ruth Huebner PhD is child welfare researcher, cabinet for health and family services, Frankfort, Kentucky Steve Fox MSW is director of learning Development university training consortium, Eastern Kentucky university, Richmond, Kentucky Jon Christopher Hall MSSW, PhD is Assistant professor, Department of social work university of north Carolina, Wilmington, north Carolina .