A Quasi-Experimental Study on Training Child Welfare Workers on Youth Sexual Health
Research on Social Work Practice, December 2020
Katie Massey Combs and Heather Taussig
Combs, K. M., & Taussig, H. (2021). A Quasi-Experimental Study on Training Child Welfare Workers on Youth Sexual Health. Research on Social Work Practice, 31(3), 267–277. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731520979796
Participants in the SRH training showed more positive behavioral beliefs, self-efficacy, and knowledge of SRH compared to date- and region-matched comparison participants at the 3-month follow-up; there was no difference between the groups on intentions or past month communication with clients regarding SRH. Findings suggest that although SRH training may be effective in changing child welfare workers’ attitudes about SRH, additional efforts may be needed to alter intentions and behaviors.