Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A content analysis of literature on alcohol abuse in families, including social workers' training and education in this area
by Thomas, Mary Michael, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 105; 1499216
Abstract (Summary)

This content analysis of 24 studies explored how children and families are affected by alcohol abuse. It examined the training child welfare workers receive about alcohol/substance abuse and social work education on this topic. In addition, practice interventions were analyzed.

A finding of this study was that there was less than optimal documented substance abuse content and evaluation in child welfare training and social work education. This finding is alarming since alcohol abuse has profound negative effects on children. Many children come to the attention of child welfare agencies because of parental substance abuse. Promising practice interventions for children and families affected by alcohol abuse are documented. Recommendations for future research, practice, and policies on parental alcohol abuse are presented.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lee, Cheryl
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social psychology, Social work
Publication Number: 1499216
ISBN: 978-1-124-85270-6
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