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Learning, Negotiating, and Surviving in Child Welfare

Title: Learning, Negotiating, and Surviving in Child Welfare: Social Capitalitalization Among Recently-hired Workers.
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Name(s): Radey, Melissa, author
Schelbe, Lisa, author
Spinelli, Carmella L., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2017-06-20
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In the child welfare workplace, accessible relationships and support, though understudied, are vital to worker success. Using telephone interviews with a statewide sample of recently-hired, frontline workers (N = 38), this study applied a social capital framework to consider support functionality or capitalization. Findings highlight that although nearly all workers recognized the importance of instrumental and expressive support, many workers did not capitalize on support. Agencies may benefit from an atmosphere focused on collective interests rather than individual survival. Policy can promote supportive atmospheres through providing agencies with the ability and time to foster recently-hired workers’ skills.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1506004614_04e77df8 (IID), 10.1080/15548732.2017.1328380 (DOI)
Keywords: Social support, Child welfare workers, Child protection investigators, Case managers, Retention, Social capital, Capitalization
Publication Note: The research was supported in part by grants from The Florida Department of Children and Families and The Florida Institute of Child Welfare. Published in the Journal of Public Child Welfare by Taylor & Francis. doi: 10.1080/15548732.2017.1328380.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1506004614_04e77df8
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of Public Child Welfare.
Issue: iss. 1, vol. 12

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Radey, M., Schelbe, L., & Spinelli, C. L. (2017). Learning, Negotiating, and Surviving in Child Welfare: Social Capitalitalization Among Recently-hired Workers. Journal Of Public Child Welfare. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1506004614_04e77df8