ERIC Number: EJ1205121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Preparing the Workforce to Prevent Behavioral Health Problems in Children and Youth
Rishel, Carrie W.; Hartnett, Helen P.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v39 n1 p2-22 2019
Educating social work students to address behavioral health needs of youth requires new training approaches that prepare students for interprofessional prevention-focused practice. This study examines whether a newly developed graduate certificate in integrated behavioral health effectively prepares students for prevention-focused behavioral health practice. A mixed method approach is used for evaluation, with 34 students completing the program from 2016 to 2017. Quantitative, qualitative, and employment data are analyzed to identify if and how the program prepares graduates for prevention practice. Results highlight key components that support student attainment of program competencies. Implications for curriculum development, field site training, and future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Behavior Problems, Prevention, Social Work, Graduate Study, Certification, Curriculum Development, Behavioral Sciences, Mental Health, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia
Grant or Contract Numbers: M012520