Event Title

Assessment of Professionals’ Knowledge and Attitudes of Grief

Poster Number

023

Faculty Mentor

Monique Constance-Huggins, Ph.D.

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Social Work

Location

Rutledge Building

Start Date

12-4-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

May 2019

Description

Helping professionals have a unique responsibility to meet the needs of people who are vulnerable and to improve their well-being. Among the vulnerable people in society are those who are experiencing grief and loss. Helping professionals, regardless of their focus on grief and loss, interface with such individuals in different practice settings. Yet they may not always have the expertise, training, and knowledge to provide support. Further, many service workers may feel that they do not need to have basic information on grief and loss because they are not working at a counseling agency. This study seeks to explore the attitudes and knowledge that social service workers have on grief and loss. The attitudes and knowledge that these workers have about the content can affect the quality of service to their clients. The study is a cross-sectional research survey. Nearly 50 participants were drawn from different service agencies. Professionals were recruited by email from local agencies. The results from this study hold significant implications for how students are prepared during the social work program and the kinds of professional development training that service workers receive.

Course Assignment

SCWK 471 – Constance-Huggins

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Assessment of Professionals’ Knowledge and Attitudes of Grief

Rutledge Building

Helping professionals have a unique responsibility to meet the needs of people who are vulnerable and to improve their well-being. Among the vulnerable people in society are those who are experiencing grief and loss. Helping professionals, regardless of their focus on grief and loss, interface with such individuals in different practice settings. Yet they may not always have the expertise, training, and knowledge to provide support. Further, many service workers may feel that they do not need to have basic information on grief and loss because they are not working at a counseling agency. This study seeks to explore the attitudes and knowledge that social service workers have on grief and loss. The attitudes and knowledge that these workers have about the content can affect the quality of service to their clients. The study is a cross-sectional research survey. Nearly 50 participants were drawn from different service agencies. Professionals were recruited by email from local agencies. The results from this study hold significant implications for how students are prepared during the social work program and the kinds of professional development training that service workers receive.