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J Health Soc Policy. 2002;15(3-4):177-87.

Facing the challenge of a changing system: training child welfare workers in a privatized environment.

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School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas, USA. .

Abstract

The state of Kansas' implementation of a privatized child welfare system is arguably an ambitious shift in child welfare service delivery. In an attempt to drastically improve services to vulnerable families, privatization resulted in intended and unintended consequences for the child welfare workforce. Some of these consequences, including the influx of inexperienced new workers, high worker turnover, and managing relationships with multiple partners, are issues that affect training needs of child welfare professionals. The following paper offers one approach to addressing these needs as well as identifying the challenges involved in training in a privatized environment.

PMID:
12705471
DOI:
10.1300/J045v15n03_12
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