This curriculum is intended to help child welfare workers, administrators, and policy-makers increase the job retention of public child welfare caseworkers. California’s statewide shortage of social workers is expected worsen, and the field of public child welfare is facing its own acute shortage of social work personnel. More important, high turnover rates in child welfare agencies are a major obstacle to timely investigations, compromising the ability of agencies to protect children. The retention of public child welfare workers is an immediate pressing professional and practical concern, and this curriculum points directly to specific solutions to the problem. (58 pages)Weaver, D., Chang, J., & Gil de Gibaja, M. (2006).
The goal of this exercise is to have a learner watch an investigative interview, record their own case notes and then practice using those notes to complete the allegation conclusion and assessment sections of an investigation narrative. To achieve this, a video of an investigative interview is taken from a vignette and a partially completed investigation narrative template is provided.