Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
The focus of this research project was to evaluate individual stakeholder perceptions of the implementation of Structured Decision Making (SDM) as a tool in risk assessment of elder abuse/neglect case referrals in Riverside County Adult Protective Services (APS). The researchers interviewed ten social workers from Riverside County APS, from line workers up to Deputy Director. Constructivist theory was used to develop a joint construct which indicated that the primary benefit of SDM was consistency. Consistency resulted in safety and proctection of the client, social worker and the agency.
LoCoco, Joseph Kenneth and Herff, Christy Anne, "Structured decision making in adult protective services" (2007). Theses Digitization Project. 3242.