A randomized controlled trial of training in Motivational Interviewing for child protection.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622781
Title:
A randomized controlled trial of training in Motivational Interviewing for child protection.
Authors:
Forrester, Donald ( 0000-0002-2293-5718 ) ; Westlake, David; Killian, Mike ( 0000-0002-2287-9007 ) ; Antonopoulou, Vivi; McCann, Michelle; Thomas, Roma ( 0000-0003-4766-7614 ) ; Waits, Charlotte; Whittaker, Charlotte E.; Hutchison, Dougal; Thurnham, Angela
Abstract:
There has been interest in developing more evidence-based approaches to child and family social work in the UK in recent years. This study examines the impact of a skills development package of training and supervision in Motivational Interviewing (MI) on the skills of social workers and the engagement of parents through a randomized controlled trial. All workers in one local authority were randomly assigned to receive the package (n = 28) or control (n = 33). Families were then randomized to trained (n = 67) or untrained (n = 98) workers. Family meetings with the worker shortly after allocation were evaluated for MI skill. Research interviews gathered data including the WAI. Follow-up interviews 20 weeks later repeated the WAI, and other outcome measures including Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) and rating of family life. Between group analysis found statistically significant difference in MI skills, though these were not substantial (2.49 in control, 2.91 MI trained, p = .049). There was no statistically significant difference between groups in any other outcome measures. The package of training and supervision did not create sufficient increase in MI skills to influence engagement or outcomes. Implications for understanding the relationship between skills, engagement and organizational change are discussed.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire; University of Texas at Arlington; Cardiff University
Citation:
Forrester D., Westlake D., Killian M., Antonopoulou V., McCann M., Thomas R., Waits C., Whittaker C.,& Hutchison D. (2018) 'A randomized controlled trial of training in Motivational Interviewing for child protection.', Children and Youth Services Review, 88 (), pp.180-190.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Children and Youth Services Review
Issue Date:
27-Jun-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622781
DOI:
10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.02.014
Additional Links:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190740917308915?via=ihub
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0190-7409
Sponsors:
Department for Education
Appears in Collections:
Applied social sciences

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dc.contributor.authorForrester, Donalden
dc.contributor.authorWestlake, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorKillian, Mikeen
dc.contributor.authorAntonopoulou, Vivien
dc.contributor.authorMcCann, Michelleen
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Romaen
dc.contributor.authorWaits, Charlotteen
dc.contributor.authorWhittaker, Charlotte E.en
dc.contributor.authorHutchison, Dougalen
dc.contributor.authorThurnham, Angelaen
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-28T09:55:22Z-
dc.date.available2018-06-28T09:55:22Z-
dc.date.issued2018-06-27-
dc.identifier.citationForrester D., Westlake D., Killian M., Antonopoulou V., McCann M., Thomas R., Waits C., Whittaker C.,& Hutchison D. (2018) 'A randomized controlled trial of training in Motivational Interviewing for child protection.', Children and Youth Services Review, 88 (), pp.180-190.en
dc.identifier.issn0190-7409-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.02.014-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622781-
dc.description.abstractThere has been interest in developing more evidence-based approaches to child and family social work in the UK in recent years. This study examines the impact of a skills development package of training and supervision in Motivational Interviewing (MI) on the skills of social workers and the engagement of parents through a randomized controlled trial. All workers in one local authority were randomly assigned to receive the package (n = 28) or control (n = 33). Families were then randomized to trained (n = 67) or untrained (n = 98) workers. Family meetings with the worker shortly after allocation were evaluated for MI skill. Research interviews gathered data including the WAI. Follow-up interviews 20 weeks later repeated the WAI, and other outcome measures including Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) and rating of family life. Between group analysis found statistically significant difference in MI skills, though these were not substantial (2.49 in control, 2.91 MI trained, p = .049). There was no statistically significant difference between groups in any other outcome measures. The package of training and supervision did not create sufficient increase in MI skills to influence engagement or outcomes. Implications for understanding the relationship between skills, engagement and organizational change are discussed.en
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment for Educationen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190740917308915?via=ihuben
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectchild protectionen
dc.subjectmotivational interviewingen
dc.subjectparental engagementen
dc.subjecttrainingen
dc.subjectL500 Social Worken
dc.titleA randomized controlled trial of training in Motivational Interviewing for child protection.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Texas at Arlingtonen
dc.contributor.departmentCardiff Universityen
dc.identifier.journalChildren and Youth Services Reviewen
dc.date.updated2018-06-28T08:46:06Z-
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