The purpose of this study was to examine County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) social workers' self-perceived knowledge, skills, and confidence dealing with domestic violence. This study explored self-perceptions of child welfare workers' skills in terms of assessment, intervention, and implementation of safety intervention plans. Thirty-nine children's social workers participated in this study. The study was quantitative and the data were gathered through a self-administered questionnaire.
The results indicated significant positive associations between knowledge, skills, and confidence; as knowledge increased, so did levels of skills and confidence, and as levels of skills increased, so did levels of confidence. The study also found significant positive associations between levels of skills and confidence and age, years employed with DCFS, and annual income. The findings suggest a need for finding effective evidence-based training methods that would contribute to children's social workers' levels of knowledge, skills, and confidence.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
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