Référence bibliographique 
Collin-Vézina, Delphine, Brend, Denise, Black, Karen, Beeman, Irene et Brown, Steve. 2020. «Impacts of Child Welfare Worker and Clientele Characteristics on Attitudes Towards Trauma Informed-Care ». Developmental Child Welfare, vol. 2, no 4, p. 244-261.
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«The objective of the current paper is to contribute to [the] understanding of the relationship between TIC [trauma-informed care] attitudes, individual worker characteristics (i.e., gender, level of education, years of practice, and child protection vs. juvenile detention job settings); professional role (i.e., frontline staff vs management and clinical support); and, client characteristics (i.e., pre-adolescence vs. adolescence, and gender).» (p. 248)
«[T]he research team collaborated with 11 child welfare agencies in Quebec (Canada) where child welfare workers would be receiving trauma-informed training, as part of the agencies’ efforts to instigate an organizational shift toward TIC. Within these partner agencies, all child welfare units who would be receiving trauma-informed training were included in the study.» (p. 248) More specifically, the sample was composed of «418 residential frontline workers, managers, and clinical staff from 41 units serving children and youth […]. The majority of participants were female, ages 30–40 and reported an average of 8 years’ experience in their current position […].» (p. 259)
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«The current findings indicated fairly positive total scores on attitudes toward TIC, relative to benchmarks created by the Traumatic Stress Institute (2020) for this tool, with the Underlying Causes of Behavior subscale falling at the lowest end, and On the Job Behavior at the highest. The former indicates that child welfare workers have mixed opinions when it comes to understanding child and youth behaviors as adaptive and malleable versus intentional and fixed. The latter suggests they nonetheless endorse empathy-focused interventions rather than control-focused staff behavior, which is a positive indicator of participants’ overall level of TIC readiness prior to training implementation. This may reflect that workers were exposed to TIC-related principles during their education or professional development training, including an emphasis on attachment theory-based education that has a longer history of being infused in child welfare workers’ training opportunities […]. While TIC scores are generally high, results point to several characteristics associated with TIC attitudes, importantly illuminating factors that make workers more or less receptive to TIC training and implementation. The main factors significantly related to TIC attitudes are job setting [...], worker role […], and clients’ gender. Factors such as worker gender, years of experience, and clientele age yielded no significant relationship with attitudes toward TIC.» (p. 255)