Impact of university/agency partnerships in child welfare on organizations, workers, and work activities

Karen M. Hopkins, Nancy R. Mudrick, Claire S. Rudolph

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Abstract

Critiques of child welfare services in the public sector point to problems both in the training and skill level of workers, and in the organizational structure and rigidity of the agencies. University/agency partnerships have been developed to provide educational curricula to enhance public child welfare workers' skills and to stimulate agency change. This article uses findings from focus group interviews of supervisors and workers to explore the impact of M.S.W. education on changes in personal behavior, structure, and technological organization. Benefits and challenges for both agencies and universities are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)749-773
Number of pages25
JournalChild Welfare
Volume78
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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