An empirically based study was designed to identify evolving training needs in public social services agencies which are in transition. The characteristics and capacity of these service delivery systems have been significantly altered by funding reductions and subsequent administrative redesign. Schools of social work preparing MSW's for future professional employment and also responsible for operating Title XX training projects need to be sensitive to emerging trends. Specific areas of skills and knowledge requiring greater educational and training emphasis were reported. Curricula planning and development needs to be responsive as social work roles and responsibilities are changing in the marketplace. Concern for both faculty attitudes and inadequate emphasis on public social services at the graduate level was voiced by Title XX managers.
Pritchard, David C.
"Current Training Needs in Public Social Services: Impact on Schools of Social Work,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 9
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol9/iss4/9