Professional knowledge of child support staff: Evidence from the New Jersey child support training program

Chien Chung Huang, Allison Blake, Richard L. Edwards, Chieh Wen Liu, Robert B. Nolan, Barbara Rusen, Dina Thompson

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Abstract

Child support enforcement (CSE) has experienced dramatic changes in the last decade; however, it is not clear whether child support staff is fully aware of the development. Using data from the New Jersey child support training program (n = 530), this article aims to evaluate the professional knowledge of child support staff. The results show that participants answered 55% of the questions on CSE correctly in the pretraining assessment. After the training, the participants answered 77% of all questions correctly. The findings reveal an urgent need for training for child support staff in a rapidly changing profession.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-18
Number of pages16
JournalEvaluation Review
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

Keywords

  • Child support enforcement
  • Child support staff
  • Evaluation
  • Professional knowledge
  • Training program

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