Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Child welfare workers' knowledge, skills, and confidence dealing with domestic violence
by Armenta, Nancy, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 65; 1466081
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Goodman, Catherine
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1466081
ISBN: 9781109163513
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