Perceptions of Administrative and Supervisory Support in Public Child Welfare

  • Tonya M. Westbrook Western Carolina University
  • Josie Crolley-Simic Western Carolina University
Keywords: Child welfare workforce, administrative support, supervisory support, social work education

Abstract

Using the Child Welfare Organizational Culture Inventory (CWOCI) in a public child welfare agency, perceptions of administrative and supervisory support held by employees with social work degrees (BSW and MSW) were compared to perceptions of administrative and supervisory support held by employees without social work degrees. Child welfare employees with social work degrees reported lower administrative and supervisory support than employees without social work degrees. Implications for social work educators, public child welfare administrators and supervisors, and future research are presented.

Author Biographies

Tonya M. Westbrook, Western Carolina University
Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at Western Carolina University
Josie Crolley-Simic, Western Carolina University
Assistant Professor Department of Social Work
Published
2012-06-26
Section
Articles