Title

Addressing poverty and child welfare: The integrated Community Development and Child Welfare Model of practice

RIS ID

129159

Publication Details

Butterfield, A. K., Scherrer, J. L. & Olcon, K. (2017). Addressing poverty and child welfare: The integrated Community Development and Child Welfare Model of practice. International Social Work, 60 (2), 321-335.

Abstract

The Integrated Community Development and Child Welfare Model (CD-CW) engages workers with families and communities to reduce poverty, and at the same time, improve the well-being of children. Skill building in asset-based development, family enterprise, and child trauma is delivered through a three-stage, applied training model. CD-CW was pilot tested and implemented with 100 livelihood and child welfare workers in Ethiopia. Data from Learning Portfolios, team consultations, and a 2-day evaluation retreat are reported. Findings include the importance of using asset-based assessments, applied assignments, and integrated training to address poverty directly as a root cause of child maltreatment.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020872815594861