Publications by authors named "Robin Leake"

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Examining internal and external job resources in child welfare: Protecting against caseworker burnout.

Child Abuse Negl 2018 07 30;81:48-59. Epub 2018 Apr 30.

Butler Institute for Families, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208, USA.

Given intense job demands, it is not surprising that job burnout is a consistent threat to the well-being and retention of the child welfare workforce. Guided by central postulates of the Job Demands and Resources (JD-R) model which suggests that job burnout develops because of experiences of high work demands coupled with low resources in the workplace, we applied a conceptual model of job burnout (client and work related) that accounts for both internal and external resources available to child welfare workers. Findings among child welfare caseworkers from three states (N = 1917) indicate that job demands (stress and time pressure) were positively related to client- and work-related burnout. Additionally, both internal and external resources moderated the relationships between job demands and client- and work-related burnout. Study findings have workforce management implications in the child welfare sector, including the role resources might play in mitigating the negative impact of job demands on burnout in the child welfare workforce.
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July 2018

Findings from a national needs assessment of American Indian/Alaska native child welfare programs.

Child Welfare 2012 ;91(3):47-63

Butler Institute, University of Denver, USA.

The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes, a member of the Children's Bureau Child Welfare Training and Technical Assistance Network, conducted a national needs assessment of tribal child welfare. This assessment explored current practices in tribal child welfare to identify unique systemic strengths and challenges. A culturally based, multi-method design yielded findings in five areas: tribal child welfare practice, foster care and adoption, the Indian Child Welfare Act, legal and judicial, and program operations.
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April 2013
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