Featured Project

Featured Project

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Ph.D. Dissertation

'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.

Aims

  1. To evaluate the effectiveness (i.e., success) of recruiting CAFSWs using online advertisements on social media platforms
  1. To assess if the BMP is a feasible short-term intervention to use with CAFSWs in England
  1. To examine whether BMP participants’ outcomes differ by individual demographics and work characteristics
  1. To explore the experiences of BMP participation that would make for a more suitable intervention for CAFSWs

Online Recruitment Advert (Example)

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Grants and Funding Information

  • The Ohio State University, College of Social Work, Ph.D. Seed Fund Grant: $1,000 (USD)
  • The Ohio State University, College of Social Work, Grant: $2,600 (USD)
  • Private Grant: $1,000 (USD)

Study Timeline, News, and Updates

April 2021

  • Seed Fund Grant awarded by The Ohio State University, College of Social Work

May 2021

  • May 9: Richard Davies, CEO, Wellmind Health supports study
  • May 11: Research study submitted to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at The Ohio State University

June 2011

  • June 11: The Ohio State University's IRB approves research study (#2021B0187).

July 2021

  • July 10: Study eligibility and recruitment survey opens
  • July 10: Online recruitment begins
  • July 11: First participant is enrolled in the study

August 2021

  • August 25: Semi-structured interviews(Phase II) begins

September 2021

  • September 14: Participant recruitment (Phase I) complete
  • September 15: Initial data cleaning and preliminary analysis

October 2021

  • October 5: Additional follow-up interviews arranged with participants

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