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Periodical Title

Journal of Adolescent and Family Health

Volume

6

Number

1

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

January 2014

Abstract

Guardian ad Litem programs recruit, train, and supervise volunteers who are court-appointed to represent and advocate for the best interests of children in family court proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect. This manuscript presents the results of an assessment of supervisory well-being. We assessed 81 supervisors on four measures of well-being and presented a staff development workshop to discuss the findings. The assessment found that Guardian ad Litem supervisors had less social support, lower self-esteem, stronger caregiving identities, and more distress than a comparison group of social workers. We discuss the salience of leadership and supervisory support in promoting employee well-being.

Subject

Adolescent health services; Families -- Health and hygiene

Keyword

distress; guardian ad litem; leadership; social support; supervisors

Discipline

Family Law | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Document Type

articles

Extent

21 leaves

Language

English

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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