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1. Horton, Janell M. Exploring the cultural experiences of family case managers : an interpretative phenomenological analysis.

Degree: 2014, IUPUI

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

This study explored the lived experiences of family case managers who routinely work with families who are culturally different from themselves. The purpose was to understand and interpret the meaning of culture and cultural difference as it relates to the engagement process with families. The research also sought to understand whether cultural insensitivity or bias may contribute to the overrepresentation of children of color in the child welfare system. The author conducted 10 in-depth, semi-structured interviews with graduates of a large, research-intensive Midwestern university’s Title-IV-E Social Work Program, who also were employed as family case managers in public child welfare. Interviews were transcribed and analyzed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis and the analytic process of the hermeneutic circle. Results suggest the concept of culture is a complex term that encompasses many characteristics and a number of dimensions. In addition, four themes were identified as underlying the engagement process with culturally different families. These themes routinely overlapped, and family case managers often had to attend to each of the thematic areas simultaneously. At nearly every step in the engagement process, family case managers modulated their interactions in order to find balance and stability in their relationship with the family. Finally, poverty was revealed to be the most salient cultural difference in working with families involved in the child welfare system. These results have important implications for social work education, child welfare practice, and research on the overrepresentation of children of color in the child welfare system.

Advisors/Committee Members: McGuire, Lisa E., Thigpen, Jeffry W., Sullenberger, Sabrina Williamson, Wood, Elizabeth J..

Subjects/Keywords: Child Welfare, Culture, Engagement, Phenomenology; Family social work  – Research  – Middle West  – Evaluation; Multiculturalism  – Middle West; Cultural competence  – Middle West; Intercultural communication  – Middle West; Social work with minorities  – Middle West; Social service  – Cross-cultural studies; Social work with children  – Middle West; Minorities  – Services for  – Middle West; Engagement (Philosophy); Poor  – Middle West; Poverty  – United States; Social service and race relations  – United States; Families  – Middle West  – Cross-cultural studies; African Americans  – United States  – Economic conditions; Phenomenology; Social service  – Research  – Methodology; Social service  – Interviews

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APA (6th Edition):

Horton, J. M. (2014). Exploring the cultural experiences of family case managers : an interpretative phenomenological analysis. (Thesis). IUPUI. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4034

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Horton, Janell M. “Exploring the cultural experiences of family case managers : an interpretative phenomenological analysis.” 2014. Thesis, IUPUI. Accessed September 22, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4034.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Horton, Janell M. “Exploring the cultural experiences of family case managers : an interpretative phenomenological analysis.” 2014. Web. 22 Sep 2019.

Vancouver:

Horton JM. Exploring the cultural experiences of family case managers : an interpretative phenomenological analysis. [Internet] [Thesis]. IUPUI; 2014. [cited 2019 Sep 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4034.

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Council of Science Editors:

Horton JM. Exploring the cultural experiences of family case managers : an interpretative phenomenological analysis. [Thesis]. IUPUI; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4034

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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