Title

The Relationship Between Child Protection Workers and School Social Workers

Department

Social Work

Date of Paper/Work

2014

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Type of Paper/Work

Clinical research paper

Advisors

Karen Carlson

Abstract

This study explored how both school social workers and child welfare workers communicated with one another. By using Qualtrics as a data collection method, both school social workers and child welfare workers from a variety of school districts were surveyed. Qualitative and quantitative questions were asked in order to discover whether there is a lack of professional communication between child welfare workers and school social workers. The information learned from the study will help both school social workers and child welfare workers discover how their roles could be improved or possibly changed for the betterment of the field and the clients. All the data collected was compared and contrasted with the literature review, and by members of a committee. The themes discovered was a difference of opinions on confidentially and cultural attunement. Also, discussion regarding frustrations between child welfare workers and school social workers were highlighted. Possible solutions to these problems were given in the findings.

Keywords

school social workers, professional roles, child protection workers, conflict

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