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Understanding Staff Influence on the Ecological Group Home Environment

Abstract In response to the need to accurately define group home types, this dissertation focused on providing a clear and distinct definition of the types of group home care, an articulated understanding of the role of group home staff, and an awareness of the impact individuals working in group homes have on the lives of the youth they serve and their influence on the group home environment. Using the qualitative research method Grounded Theory, ten in-depth interviews were conducted with staff who both currently work in group homes, and staff who have left the group home environment. The research question was “What is the influence of group home staff on the ecological environment of the group home?” Ecological framework was the overarching theor... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Haseley, Hilary (Author) / Segal, Elizabeth (Advisor) / Anthony, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Ayon, Cecilia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / Child welfare / Group homes
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 136 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Social Work 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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