Perceptions of Administrative and Supervisory Support in Public Child Welfare

Tonya M. Westbrook, Josie Crolley-Simic

Abstract


Using the Child Welfare Organizational Culture Inventory (CWOCI) in a public child welfare agency, perceptions of administrative and supervisory support held by employees with social work degrees (BSW and MSW) were compared to perceptions of administrative and supervisory support held by employees without social work degrees. Child welfare employees with social work degrees reported lower administrative and supervisory support than employees without social work degrees. Implications for social work educators, public child welfare administrators and supervisors, and future research are presented.

Keywords


Child welfare workforce, administrative support, supervisory support, social work education

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