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Building the Skills of Direct Care Workers: The Alaskan core competencies initiative

This article details the development of a set of cross-sector core competencies relevant to workers in the fields of mental health, addictions, developmental and physical disabilities, and the long-term care of older adults. Also described are the related assessment tools, curriculum, and train-the...

The Reprofessionalization of Social Work: Collaborative approaches for achieving professional recognition

The article discusses the deprofessionalization of social services work and analyzes collaborative strategies for achieving recognition, specifically the formation of professional associations and trade unions. The emerging convergence between new professionalism and the new political unionism, and...

Situational Job Characteristics and Job Satisfaction: The moderating role of national culture

A review of the job satisfaction across 24 countries shows that cultural differences may have an impact. There has been little systematic research on the question if and how national culture moderates different job characteristics’ influences on job satisfaction. Findings indicate that some job...

The Development and Management of Social Workers in Ethiopia: A situational analysis

In Africa, social protection has become a policy choice in addressing rising vulnerabilities and inequalities. The article tackeled the elements of an emerging international norm in a comprehensive system for the development and management of social workers and reviews the extent to which Ethiopia...

Effectiveness of Alliances and Partnership for Health Promotion

The purpose of this paper is to assess the impact of alliances and partnerships for initiating health promotion, well-being in populations in a sustainable manner, and for promoting individual health-related behavior change. 

Secondary Trauma Among Social Workers Treating Trauma Clients: The role of coping strategies and internal resources

This article discusses the relationship between coping strategies (problem-focused, emotion-focused, and avoidance), internal resources (dispositional optimism and mastery), demographic and work characteristics, and secondary trauma symptoms among 160 social workers in public agencies who are...

The Impact of Trauma Work: A meta-synthesis on vicarious trauma and vicarious trauma growth

Workers who have been traumatized of both vicarious trauma (VT) and various posttraumatic growth (VPTG) have a high potential of short-long term of distress using a meta-synthesis. Psychological impact can be managed through personal and organizational coping strategies. It was also found that...

Child welfare outcomes 2008-2011

The reports provide information on state and national performance in operating child protection and child welfare programs. It also presents performance in seven outcome categories, which were identified in close consultation with state and local child welfare agency administrators, child advocacy...

Human Resources for Health: Overcoming the crisis

This report of the global workforceproposes that mobilization and strengthening of human resources for health is the key in fighting health crisis. Nearly all countries are challenged by worker shortage, skill mix imbalance, maldistribution, negative work environment, and weak knowledge base....

Health Information Systems: The foundations of public health

Public health decision-making is critically dependent on the timely availability of sound data. The role of health information systems is to generate, analyze and disseminate such data. In practice, health information systems rarely function systematically. The products of historical, social and...

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