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2013

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Child protection

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Burnout Among Child Protection Workers: The Role Of Supervision, Katelyn M. Davies Jan 2013

Burnout Among Child Protection Workers: The Role Of Supervision, Katelyn M. Davies

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

This paper explores supervision as it relates to a prevalent theme among child protection workers: burnout. Prominent research in the study of burnout identifies three components: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal efficacy (Maslach, Schaufeli, & Leiter, 2001). These three components are integrated and addressed in a qualitative exploratory study. The sample, consisting of eight child protection workers, participated in a 30-45 minute semi-structured interview. The interview was guided by an instrument developed by the researcher specifically to address supervision as it relates to the three dimensions of burnout. Grounded theory was used to code and identify themes in the data. Themes ...


Mitigating Compassion Fatigue Among Child Protection Social Workers, Jessica Hoeper Jan 2013

Mitigating Compassion Fatigue Among Child Protection Social Workers, Jessica Hoeper

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

The purpose of this research project was to illuminate possible mitigating factors of compassion fatigue for child protection social workers. The level of trauma that child protection social workers intervene at increases the likelihood that the social worker will experience compassion fatigue. Past research has pointed out mitigating factors of compassion fatigue such as: learning about compassion fatigue, developing supportive relationships and emotional debriefing to name a few. Very little research has been done specific to this phenomenon in child protection. This study used a survey distributed to six Southern Minnesotan county child protection units, to ask questions about respondents ...