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Child Welfare Caseworkers and Children with Developmental Disabilities: An exploratory study
Children with developmental disabilities are overrepresented in the child welfare system. Although caseworkers play a key role in ensuring that the special needs of these children are met, little is known regarding caseworkers’ knowledge about, exposure to, and comfort with people with developmental disabilities. In this exploratory study, through use of an online anonymous survey, local county caseworkers were asked to self-rate their knowledge, exposure, and comfort levels.