The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of public child welfare social workers focusing on the relatively new law The Fostering Connections to Success Act, otherwise known as AB-12. A questionnaire was designed to investigate research questions regarding workers perceptions on caseload, training, supervision, court, and ability to work with youth from 18 to 21 years old. The researcher distributed the questionnaire in two Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services regional offices where 38 respondents participated.
The study found the respondents reported positive attitudes regarding the AB-12 program and about their new role. Most respondents agreed that AB-12 was a much needed program and that it will increase life outcomes for youth. In addition, most workers reported that they were confident in their abilities to engage with the AB-12 population and agreed that they are confident in their abilities to meet the needs of nonminor dependents and find it rewarding.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Occupational psychology, Individual & family studies, Public policy|
|Keywords:||AB-12, Child welfare workforce, Children's social workers, Fostering connections to success act, Impact of AB-12|
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