As if children’s welfare agencies don’t have enough problems, now comes this (Chronicle of Social Change, 4/9/19). It’s a piece by Tom Morton, a veteran of some 39 years’ experience in social work. Although tactful, Morton is none too pleased with the training social workers receive. Specifically, despite making up a large percentage of caseworkers for CPS agencies, graduates of schools of social work tend strongly to receive little-to-no training in understanding, assessing and addressing child maltreatment by parents.
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