Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Developing an online learning community to connect private and public child welfare services with faith-based communities: A grant proposal
by James-Scribner, Jason, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 67; 10099851
Abstract (Summary)

Child welfare agencies continue to be challenged in their separate and collaborative pursuits to achieve child safety, well-being, and permanence. The debate over separation of church and state is turning new corners with the recognition that collaboration between faith-based communities and public/private child welfare can exist and yield great benefits. Individual sovereignty of faith-based, non-profit, private, and public child welfare agencies can better provide for national mandates of child safety, well-being, and permanency by allowing every provider to fulfill its mission according to its own values. Greater collaboration should be viewed less as private and faith-based supplementation of public incapacity and more as a strategic partnerships that capitalizes on the strength of each public and private sectors. Online, competency-based learning communities hold great promise to provide discursive learning opportunities for the transfer of training and practice knowledge regarding faith-based partnerships to advance the mandates of child welfare.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mayers Pasztor, Eileen
Commitee: Brocado, Jo, Washington, Thomas A.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Religion, Social research, Social work
Keywords: Child welfare, Faith-based, Online, Partnership, Safety, Technology
Publication Number: 10099851
ISBN: 9781339638072
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