Child Welfare Worker Perception of the Implementation of Family-Centered Practiceedit
The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions of Family-Centered Practice (FCP) among child welfare workers who are expected to use FCP principles in their work with children and families. Nine focus groups were conducted among child welfare workers across seven different regions within one state to assess caseworker’s experiences with FCP. Themes related to time, resources and opportunities, work climate, and engagement emerged from the analysis in relation to the implementation of FCP. Implications of the implementation of the FCP framework for social work policy and practice are discussed.