From the Bottom Up: How Training Affects Policy in Public Child Welfare Agency Practice

This curriculum presents a research project that asked how classroom training in the child welfare field affects practice, how it affects policy, and how child welfare workers balance the need to protect children with the need to empower parents. The curriculum covers three phases of the research project and is presented in five modules, and includes a summary that ties the curriculum together and speculates on how large public child welfare agencies develop policy, manage practice, and utilize training (2008)