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ArtikelThe Effects of Staff Training on the Types of Interactions Observed at Two Group Homes for Foster Care Children  
Oleh: Crosland, Kimberly A. ; Dunlap, Glen ; Sager, Wayne ; Neff, Bryon ; Wilcox, Catherine ; Blanco, Alfredo ; Giddings, Tamela
Jenis: Article from Journal - e-Journal
Dalam koleksi: Research on Social Work Practice vol. 18 no. 5 (Sep. 2008), page 410-421.
Topik: staff training; behavioral caregiver training; child welfare; Behavior Analysis Services Program
Fulltext: 410.pdf (227.81KB)
Isi artikelObjectives: An extensive literature base exists for behavioral parent training; however, few studies have focused on training direct care staff at group home and residential facilities for children. This study was conducted to determine whether a behavioral staff training program consisting of classroom training and in-home feedback would improve staff interactions with children at two group foster care homes. Method: Staff at both homes were trained, and direct observation measures were obtained on positive and negative interactions and lack of interactions. A multiple-baseline design across homes was used to assess staff interaction behavior. Results: Increases in both positive interactions and tool use were observed in the treatment phase, as were decreases in negative interactions for both group homes. Conclusions: The results suggest that training direct care staff, including social workers, to use behavioral strategies change patterns of interaction, resulting in a greater likelihood of improved relationships between staff and children.
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