Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Minimizing the Trauma of Emergency Response Investigations and Family Separations: Child 1st, a Self-Instructional Guidebook for Child Welfare Social Workers
by Lopez, Elva, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 73; 13857881
Abstract (Summary)

Child 1st is a self-directed resource guidebook for child welfare emergency response social workers to further their understanding, knowledge and skills when separating children and parents due to substantiated findings of child abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Learning objectives include: (1) recognizing the laws and regulations that social workers must follow; (2) knowing causes and symptoms of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional maltreatment, and neglect; (3) helping children understand reasons for this difficult experience; (4) explaining to parents the reason for investigations and resulting separations and engaging them in supporting their children during this process; (5) demonstrating compassion regarding how investigations and separation impact loss and trauma; and (6) accessing support regarding professional and personal risk factors associated with burnout, secondary traumatic stress, or compassion fatigue. Child 1st is a self-directed design so social workers can work at their own pace. Child 1st includes both activities and resources for future support.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mayers Pasztor, Eileen
Commitee: Potts, Marilyn, Wilson, Steve
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Child protective services, Child trauma, Detaining children, Emergency response social work, Social work, Social work self-care
Publication Number: 13857881
ISBN: 9781085560474
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