Child Welfare Social Workers and Open Adoption Myths.
Published: March-April 2017
Vol. 20, No. 2 , p. 167-180
Taylor and Francis Group
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
Open adoption can have positive effects on the psychological well-being of adopted children. This study's purpose was to explore child welfare social workers' open adoption attitudes and their agreement with open adoption myths in predicting the relationship with their levels of openness toward open adoption. This study showed that open adoption attitudes, open adoption myths, and area of practice have an association with the levels of openness toward open adoption in a group of child welfare social workers. This information could be beneficial to policy makers and professionals who may be interested in increasing the facilitation of open adoption. (Author abstract)
myths; child welfare workers; open adoption; well being; child welfare training; predictor variables; SOCIAL WORKERS ATTITUDES