'The Sequel to the Prequel: A Novel and Cautious Approach to Curating Mindful Child Welfare Workers and Addressing the Stress Phenomenon within England’s Child Protection System'
Purpose and Aims
To investigate whether the Be Mindful program, an online mindfulness intervention, is a feasible, acceptable, and potentially effective approach to preventing and reducing stress among Children and Families Social Workers (CAFSWs) in England, the United Kingdom. The proposed study aims to better understand the feasibility of online recruitment of CAFSWs using social media platforms.
To evaluate the effectiveness (i.e., success) of recruiting CAFSWs using online advertisements on social media platforms
To assess if the BMP is a feasible short-term intervention to use with CAFSWs in England
To examine whether BMP participants’ outcomes differ by individual demographics and work characteristics
To explore the experiences of BMP participation that would make for a more suitable intervention for CAFSWs
Researchers Oliver Beer and Professor Sheena Asthana of Plymouth University, UK, decided to investigate. They surveyed 427 social workers in England, UK, and here is a brief look at what they discovered.