Enhancing Child Welfare Service Delivery: Promoting Agency-Social Work Education Partnerships
Zlotnik, Joan Levy, Policy & Practice of Public Human Services
Child welfare agencies throughout the United States are challenged to recruit and retain competent staff (Alwon & Reitz, 2000). Frontline staff and supervisors need knowledge and skills to deal with the complexities of child welfare practice-working with children and families who have multiple problems; dealing with multiple systems, including the courts, mental health, schools, and substance abuse providers; and providing a range of direct counseling, therapeutic, and case management services.
The need for well-trained, competent staff who will remain on the job for a reasonable period of time is further reinforced by efforts to implement the provisions of the Adoption and …
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Publication information: Article title: Enhancing Child Welfare Service Delivery: Promoting Agency-Social Work Education Partnerships. Contributors: Zlotnik, Joan Levy - Author. Magazine title: Policy & Practice of Public Human Services. Volume: 59. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2001. Page number: 24+. © 1993 American Public Human Services Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.