Using Q methodology to understand how child protection social workers use attachment theory

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622006
Title:
Using Q methodology to understand how child protection social workers use attachment theory
Authors:
Wilkins, David ( 0000-0003-2780-0385 )
Abstract:
Child and family social workers in England are expected to integrate theory and research into their practice. This study investigated how a small sample of social workers from three Local Authorities in Southern England used key ideas from contemporary attachment theory when working with children who may have been abused or neglected. Twenty-four social workers completed a Q-sort of 49 items. Four factors emerged from the data, each representing a distinct collective perspective – the use of attachment theory (1) to enable a focus on and better understanding of the child; (2) to enable social workers to take clear decisions and interview purposefully; (3) to emphasize the primacy of relationships and ethical partnership working and (3) as a general framework for understanding and helping parents. These factors are described alongside a discussion of the implications for the use of theory and research in practice.
Citation:
Wilkins D. (2016) 'Using Q methodology to understand how child protection social workers use attachment theory', Child and Family Social Work 22 (S4) 70-80.
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Child and Family Social Work
Issue Date:
19-Feb-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622006
DOI:
10.1111/cfs.12276
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cfs.12276/abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1356-7500
Appears in Collections:
Applied social sciences

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dc.contributor.authorWilkins, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-24T13:16:49Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-24T13:16:49Z-
dc.date.issued2016-02-19-
dc.identifier.citationWilkins D. (2016) 'Using Q methodology to understand how child protection social workers use attachment theory', Child and Family Social Work 22 (S4) 70-80.en
dc.identifier.issn1356-7500-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/cfs.12276-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622006-
dc.description.abstractChild and family social workers in England are expected to integrate theory and research into their practice. This study investigated how a small sample of social workers from three Local Authorities in Southern England used key ideas from contemporary attachment theory when working with children who may have been abused or neglected. Twenty-four social workers completed a Q-sort of 49 items. Four factors emerged from the data, each representing a distinct collective perspective – the use of attachment theory (1) to enable a focus on and better understanding of the child; (2) to enable social workers to take clear decisions and interview purposefully; (3) to emphasize the primacy of relationships and ethical partnership working and (3) as a general framework for understanding and helping parents. These factors are described alongside a discussion of the implications for the use of theory and research in practice.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cfs.12276/abstracten
dc.rightsYellow - can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)-
dc.subjectQ methodologyen
dc.subjectchild protectionen
dc.subjectL500 Social Worken
dc.subjectsocial worken
dc.subjectattachmenten
dc.titleUsing Q methodology to understand how child protection social workers use attachment theoryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalChild and Family Social Worken
dc.date.updated2017-01-24T13:00:19Z-
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