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Episode 279 - Dr. Ashley Curry: "I Don't Want a New Worker. Where's My Old Worker?": Relationship Disruptions Between Youth and Child Welfare Professionals

Interviewer: Annette Semanchin Jones, PhD

Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:21:24 PM

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In this episode, our guest Dr. Ashley Curry discusses her research exploring turnover within the child welfare system and the lived experiences of individuals impacted by relationship disruptions. Originating from a multi-method qualitative approach, Dr. Curry’s findings highlight the perspectives of three distinct groups experiencing turnover within a child welfare organization: specifically, agency administrators, agency workers, and youth receiving care. Key implications and recommendations for child welfare organizations undergoing worker turnover and staffing changes are considered.

​Ashley Curry, PhD, LCSW, is an assistant clinical professor at Erikson Institute in Chicago, Illinois. She received her doctorate from the School of Social Service Administration (SSA) at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include children’s experiences of child welfare services; the impact of organizational dynamics, especially turnover, on children; and relational approaches to practice, including reflective practice and reflective supervision. Dr. Curry teaches a variety of practice courses and facilitates reflective practice supervision seminars. Prior to joining Erikson, she spent over 15 years practicing social work within the fields of child welfare and mental health.

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