Portland State University. Department of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Social case work with children, Child welfare, Social case work with children
The North Portland Branch in Region 1 of the State of Oregon Children's Services Division had at the time of this study the only specialized Child Protective Service unit, where all protective service workers are under one supervisor, in that region. The supervisor and casework staff of the unit requested the study in the Spring of 1975. The purpose of the study was to provide a descriptive analysis of the unit 's time and effort on case activities. Through this analysis the research sought to give an overview of what is involved in Working with protective service cases and underscore the function of a specialized protective service unit. As part of this analysis an examination was made of the decision-making process in the provision of services. Finally, this process was related to casework effort and to outcomes.
Powers, Paul O. and Vance, Bonnie J., "A Specialized Child Protective Service Unit" (1976). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1812.