Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Pabustan-Claar, Jennifer

Second Advisor

Chang, Janet

Third Advisor

Avey-Motikeit, DeAnna, and McCaslin, Rosemary


This thesis centers on establishing the relationship between a parent's employment status and the impact the loss of funding from CalWORKs Stage 3 childcare funding might have on child abuse. CalWORKs Stage 3 funding was installed in 1997 as a safety net for families to receive subsidized childcare for working parents if the household is below 75% of the state median income and the children are under the age of 13 and eliminated in November 2010. The purpose of this study was to address social workers concerns associated with the loss of this funding.

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