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Title: Community Perceptions Of Social Workers
Author: Veigel, Robert
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the community's perceptions of the social work profession. The study explored five specific areas: 1) view of social work; 2) roles of social workers; 3) community preference's for seeking help; 4) social work's value to community; and 5) sources of perceptions of social work. A survey was administered to parents and guardians of students at a local elementary during a school function. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. In contrast to previous studies, findings suggest that the view of social work is generally positive. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the professional job roles and abilities of social workers. Further studies need to be done within ethnic and at-risk communities to determine how to best reach those communities in order to provide services.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10106/2043
Date: 2010-03-03
External Link: https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=2119

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