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Continuing Innovations in CPS Staff Recruitment and Selection: Results of a statewide test validation study

Effective recruitment and selection is essential to successful training outcomes. The aim of this paper is to optimize the fit between the needs of child welfare job applicants and the organization; that is, to identify candidates most likely to be satisfactory job performers and least likely to...

Alumni of a BSW-level Specialized Title IV-E Program Voice their Experiences in the Workplace

This study surveyed 289 alumni of a specialized Title IV-E program that prepares undergraduate social work students for careers in public child welfare. Findings indicate that graduates of this program were less likely than other caseworker to leave their positions.

Identifying Factors for Job Motivation of Rural Health Workers in North Vietnam

Exploratory qualitative research was conducted among health workers in two provinces in North Viet Nam as an entry point for developing strategies that would improve their performance by identifying their major motivational factors. The study found that motivation was influenced both by financial...

Worker Motivations, Job Satisfaction, and Loyalty in Public and Nonprofit Social Services

A study was done of public, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations operating in the social service sector, and 2,066 workers in these organizations. The research tested whether workers' satisfaction and loyalty to the organization is influenced by workers' motivations and by the incentives offered...

Perspectives of Patients and Caregivers on the Logistical Barriers to Providing Mental Health Services in Uganda

Interviews were conducted with caregivers and patients about their access to mental health services and asked them to identify major barriers.  Through this process they concluded that some of the logistical barriers such as inadequate staffing and irregular supplies were leading to problems with...

Self-care and Professional Quality of Life: Predictive factors among MSW practitioners

This study explored the effects of self-care practices and perceptions on positive and negative indicators of professional quality of life, including burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion satisfaction among MSW practitioners. Results reveal that while social workers value and believe...

Burnout in Social and Humanitarian Work: Child Hub review of research and recommendations

A summary of 10 academic pieces regarding burnout in the social and humanitarian work fields, the documents provides data regarding issues, such as potential gender differences in facing and coping with burnout and best practices that could be implemented to prevent and solve burnout. Some of the...

Spotlight on MHero: Connecting with frontline health workers about mental health services in Liberia

Ebola has exacerbated mental health issues in Liberia as the outbreak has ravaged the mental and physical health of the population and health workers, including at the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Through the use of mHero, the Ministry is developing use casees to...

Interventions for Promoting Reintegration & Reducing Harmful Behavior & Lifestyles in Street-Connected Children & Young People

This report is a review of 11 studies in 12 countries on effectiveness of intervention for street-connected children and young people that promote reintegration.

Finnish Social and Health Care Professionals' Perspective of the Future

The aim of the study is to describe the perceptions on the future of professionals in the social services and healthcare sector in Finland. The study examines on what the sector will be like, what kind of competence will be required and how this will be obtained in 2025 and onwards.

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