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Child Welfare ResearchAdvances for Practice and Policy$
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Duncan Lindsey and Aron Shlonsky

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195304961

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304961.001.0001

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Improving Social Work Practice Through the Use of Technology and Advanced Research Methods

Improving Social Work Practice Through the Use of Technology and Advanced Research Methods

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(p.214) 13 Improving Social Work Practice Through the Use of Technology and Advanced Research Methods
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Child Welfare Research
Author(s):

Ira M. Schwartz

Peter R. Jones

David R. Schwartz

Zoran Obradovic

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304961.003.0013

This chapter focuses on the application of technology and advances in research to social work practice. It examines the strengths and limitations of risk determination models, and highlights the many myths and misconceptions held by child welfare practitioners about decision-making tools. It is argued that advances in technology have the potential to change the quality of service provision in child welfare.

Keywords:   social welfare, child welfare, Internet, counselling, technology, risk assessment

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