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Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work




Mentally ill children -- Care -- Study and teaching -- Oregon, Mentally ill children -- Care



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1 online resource (42 p.)


The focus of this paper is two-fold. First to evaluate a course in child care, treatment, and, second, while doing so, to trace the evolution of child care as a profession. The course being evaluated here was not an isolated event. It was a small part of a national movement to upgrade child care and the child care worker. This is a young, upcoming profession in its developmental stages. Consequently, many of the issues and training methods presented here will be improved and become more sophisticated by the time this paper is printed.

At the same time there is a need to keep interested persons informed and knowledgeable about the state of the art. It is for this reason that the evaluation of this particular course, a microcosm in the world of child care, has been presented in the context of the overall picture. It is also important to keep in mind that because of the dynamic nature of the child care field, this report is, in effect, a snapshot in time. It should be viewed in these terms. It is hoped that this contribution will serve as an appetizer to a very exciting field of professional accomplishment.


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