Dale Weaver

Health & Human Services
Social Work
Email: dweaver@calstatela.edu

 

INTRODUCTION

Currently Professor Emeritus, having retired in 2014. Began at CSLA in 1998, and served as Director of the School from 2011 to 2014.

Director of Research at the Child Welfare Training Center beginning in 1999.

Academic interests include organizational theory and administrative practice in the areas of welfare and child welfare.

 


TEACHING INTERESTS

Research methods and Master's Thesis, macro social work practice, and child welfare

 


RESEARCH

Welfare-to-Work programs, computerization in public child welfare, retention of public child welfare workers.

 


PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Rhee, S., J. Chang, D. Weaver, & D. Wong. (2008). Child maltreatment among immigrant Chinese families: Characteristics and patterns of placement. Child Maltreatment, 13(3).

Weaver, D., J. Chang, S. Clark, & S. Rhee. (2007). Keeping public child welfare workers on the job. Administration in Social Work, 31(2), 5-26.

Chang, J., S. Rhee, & D. Weaver. (2006). Characteristics of child abuse in immigrant Korean families and correlates of placement decisions. Child Abuse and Neglect,30(8), 881-91.

Weaver, D. (2006). The rise and fall of a bad idea: A research narrative. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 12(1), 46-56.

Weaver, D., T. Moses, W. Furman, & D. Lindsey. (2003). The effects of computerization on public child welfare practice. Journal of Social Service Research, 29(4), 67-80.

Moses, T., D. Weaver, W. Furman, & D. Lindsey. (2003). Computerization and job attitudes in child welfare. Administration In Social Work, 27(1), 47-68.

Weaver, D. (2001). The value of a social work education: Reflections on the Nazism of Martin Heidegger. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 7(4), 56-62.

Cooney, K. & D. Weaver. (2001). The implementation of a ‘work-first’ welfare-to-work program in a changing environment. Journal Of Community Practice, 9(3), 33-54.

Weaver, D. (2000). Organizational technology as institutionalized ideology: Case management practices in welfare-to-work programs. Administration In Social Work, 24(1), 1-20.

Weaver, D. & Y. Hasenfeld. (1997). Case management practices, participants’ responses, and compliance in welfare to work programs. Social Work Research, 21(2), 92-100.

Hasenfeld, Y. & D. Weaver. (1996). Enforcement, compliance, and disputes in welfare to work programs. Social Service Review, 70(2), 235-256.

RESEARCH REPORTS

Weaver, D. & T. Miley. (December, 2006). The Implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act in Los Angeles County. Los Angeles County Children and Families Research Consortium.

Weaver, D. (November, 2006.) The Yurok Tribe and the Indian Child Welfare Act: Developing Community Services. The Yurok Tribe of California.

O’Donnell, J., S.L. Kirkner, & D. Weaver. (May, 2006). Retention of Inter-University (IUC) and California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) M.S.W. Interns at the Los Angeles County Department of Children        and Family Services. Inter-University Consortium.

Weaver, D. & J. Chang. (2005). The Retention of California’s Public Child Welfare Workers. California Social Work Education Center, University of California at Berkeley.

Cooney, K., Y. Hasenfeld, & D. Weaver. (January, 2002). Review of the Work Experiences Provided By Goodwill Industries of Southern California for Welfare-to-Work Participants. Report to the James Irvine   Foundation. UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research.

Weaver, D., Y. Hasenfeld, & K. Cooney. (January, 2002). Evaluation of the Welfare-to-Work Program at Goodwill Industries of Southern California: The Experiences of the Participants. Report to the James Irvine Foundation. UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research.

Cooney, K., Y. Hasenfeld, & D. Weaver. (May, 2001). Implementation of the Welfare-to-Work Program at Goodwill Industries of Southern California. Report to the James Irvine Foundation. UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research.

Hasenfeld, Y., D. Weaver, & K. Cooney. (November, 2000). Evaluation of the Welfare-to-Work Program at Goodwill Industries of Southern California: Report of the First Participants Survey. Report to the James Irvine Foundation. UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research.

Weaver, D. (July, 2000). Foster Parent Neighborhood Support Groups Training Program: Evaluation. Report to the LA County Department of Children and Family Services. CSULA School of Social Work.

Weaver, D. (November, 1999). The Retention of Stipended MSW Students In A Public Child Welfare Agency. USC School of Social Work, Center on Child Welfare.

Weaver, D., W. Furman, T. Moses, D. Lindsey, & D. Cherin. (August, 1999). The Effects of Computerization on Public Child Welfare Practice. California Social Work Education Center, University of California at Berkeley.

Moon, A., W. Furman, D. Cherin, V. Manalo, D. Weaver, & M. Potts. (December, 1998). California Family Preservation/ Family Support Program Statewide Evaluation: Year Two Report - Part B: California State’s Federal FP/FS Planning Process Report. Report to California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention. Inter-University Consortium.

Moon, A., W. Furman, W. Meezan, D. Cherin, D. Weaver, & M. Potts. (October, 1998). California Family Preservation/ Family Support Program Statewide Evaluation: Year Two Report - Part A: Evaluation of the FP/FS Planning Process in Five California Counties. Report to California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention. Inter-University Consortium.

Moon, A., W. Furman, W. Meezan, D. Cherin, D. Weaver, & M. Potts. (May, 1998). California Family Preservation/ Family Support Program Statewide Evaluation: Year One Report. Report to California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention. Inter-University Consortium.

Moon, A., W. Furman, W. Meezan, D. Cherin, D. Weaver, & M. Potts. (October, 1996). California Family Preservation/ Family Support Program Statewide Evaluation: Final Report, Planning Contract. Report to California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention. Inter-University Consortium.

Weaver, D. & M. Sela-Amit. (1996). Shall I Stay Or Shall I Go: The Decision To Remain at DCFS Among Graduates of the USC IUC Internship Program. USC School of Social Work, Center on Child Welfare.

Hasenfeld, Y., A. Lewin, M. Mitchell, & D. Weaver. (1995). Link-Up: Evaluation of the 100-Hour Rule Waiver for AFDC-U. UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research, Center for Child and Family Policy Studies.

Hasenfeld, Y. & D. Weaver. (1993). Enforcement, Compliance, and Disputes in Welfare to Work Programs. UCLA Department of Social Welfare, Center for Child and Family Policy Studies.

Hasenfeld, Y., T. Brock, E. Johnson, & D. Weaver. (1991). The Implementation of GAIN in Los Angeles County: 1988-1990. UCLA Department of Social Welfare, Center for Child and Family Policy Studies.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Weaver, D. (2007). The Boundaries of Child Welfare. Ch. 1, pp. 1-33, in N.A. Cohen, T.V Tran & S.Y. Rhee (Eds.) Multicultural Approaches in Caring for Children, Youth and Families. Allyn & Bacon.

Weaver, D., J. Chang, & M. de Gil de Gibaja. (2005). The Retention of California’s Public Child Welfare Workers An Empirically Based Curriculum. California Social Work Education Center, University of California at Berkeley.

Weaver, D. (2005). [Review of the book The Road Not Taken]. Journal of Community Practice, 13(2), 130-132.

Hasenfeld, Y., K. Hill, & D. Weaver (2003). A Participatory Model For Evaluating Social Programs. The James Irvine Foundation.

Weaver, D. (March, 2001). The Zen of child protection. The Child Welfare Forum, NASW California News, 27(6).

Weaver, D. (2001). Being a voice in a foreign language [Commentary on Doing alcoholism treatment in Norway: A personal reminiscence]. In S.L. Abels (Ed.), Ethics In Social Work Practice: Narratives for Professional Helping (pp.105-109). Denver, CO: Love Publishing Co.

Weaver, D. (November, 2000). The importance of supervision in child welfare. The Child Welfare Forum, NASW California News, 27(3).

Weaver, D. (July/August, 2000). CWS/CMS: Not as good (or as bad) as expected. The Child Welfare Forum, NASW California News, 26(10).

Weaver, D., W. Furman, T. Moses, & D. Lindsey. (August, 1999). The Effects of Computerization on Public Child Welfare Practice: An Empirically Based Curriculum. California Social Work Education Center, University of California at Berkeley.

Weaver, D. & Y. Hasenfeld. (1999). Case Management Practices, Participants’ Responses, and Compliance in Welfare to Work Programs. In S.A. Kirk (Ed.), Social Work Research Methods: Building Knowledge For Practice (pp. 429-441). Washington, DC: NASW Press.

Weaver, D. (Winter, 1999). Forgiveness [Letter to the editor]. Reflections, 5(1), 2.

Weaver, D. & H. Wasserman. (June, 1998). Working in public child welfare: 30 years later. The Child Welfare Forum, NASW California News, 24(9).

Weaver, D. (1997). Being a voice in a foreign language [Commentary on Doing alcoholism treatment in Norway: A personal reminiscence]. Reflections, 3(3), 72-74. 

JURIED PRESENTATIONS

Chang, J., D. Weaver, T. Tran & S. Rhee. (February, 2006). Predictors of self-efficacy among public child welfare workers. [Poster session.] Council On Social Work Education, 52nd  Annual Program Meeting, Chicago.

Weaver, D. & M. H. Cho. (March/April, 2005). Social justice and social science research. The Shepard Symposium for Social Justice. University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Weaver, D., S. Rhee & J. Chang. (February/March, 2005). The retention of public child welfare workers. Council On Social Work Education, 51st Annual Program Meeting, New York City.

Rhee, S., J. Chang & D. Weaver. (February, 2005). Child abuse among immigrant Asian families: Characteristics and intervention strategies. Council On Social Work Education, 51st Annual Program Meeting, New York City.

Cooney, K. & D. Weaver. (June, 2001). Work matters: Combining work, business and services in a welfare-to-work program. College of Business Administration, University of Hawaii, The 2001 Hawaii Conference On Business, Honolulu.

Weaver, D. & W. Furman. (March, 2001). The effects of computerization on public child welfare practice. Council On Social Work Education, 47th Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

Weaver, D. & T. Moses. (August, 2000). Computers and case management practices in child welfare. 4th Annual Technology Conference for Social Work Education and Practice, Charleston, South Carolina.

Weaver, D., T. Moses, & W. Furman. (January, 2000). The effects of computerization on public child welfare practice. [Poster session.] Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Charleston, South Carolina.

Weaver, D. (January, 1999). Case management practices in welfare-to-work programs. Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Austin, Texas.

Weaver, D. & J. Farber. (June, 1998). The insider/outsider dilemma of community organizing. Bertha Capen Reynolds Society National Conference, Houston, Texas.

Hasenfeld, Y. & D. Weaver. (November, 1997). Case management practices and compliance in welfare-to-work programs. Association for Public Policy and Management Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Weaver, D. & M. Sela-Amit. (September, 1997). Promoting MSWs’ adaptation and longevity in child welfare services. American Public Welfare Association, National Staff Development and Training Association      Conference, Washington, D.C.

Weaver, D. & J. Farber. (June, 1997). The homeless: What would we do without them? Bertha Capen Reynolds Society National Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

Hasenfeld, Y. & D. Weaver. (October, 1994). Enforcement, compliance, and disputes in welfare to work programs. Association for Public Policy and Management Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Weaver, D. (November, 1989). Street children: A challenge we share with the developing world. National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference, San Francisco.

Weaver, D. & C. Hoeker. (August, 1989). Reaching chronic street youth. The University of Oklahoma National Resource Center for Youth Services, Training Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

Weaver, D. & R. Butler. (September, 1987). Reaching the children of the street. National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Weaver, D. (October, 1986). The rise and fall of a skid row interagency community organization. Symposium On The Advancement of Social Work With Groups, Los Angeles.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS (partial list)

Weaver, D. (March, 2004). Organization theory and modern organizations. American Humanics, Inc., California State University at Los Angeles.

Weaver, D. & Clark, S. (October, 2003). Differences in job attitudes by degree and by on-the-job training among public child welfare workers. Developing Strategies to Re-Professionalize Child Welfare In America, An Invitational Working Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Weaver, D. (May 2003). The retention of California’s public child welfare workers. Working Papers Colloquium, UCLA School of Social Welfare.

Weaver, D. (March, 2003). Assessing community needs. American Humanics, Inc., California State University at Los Angeles.

Weaver, D. (June, 2000). Research, welfare reform, and the college option. Howard Samuels State Management and Policy Center, City University of New York, One-day Seminar, New York, NY.

Weaver, D. (May, 2000). The effects of computerization on public child welfare practice. California Social Work Education Center, Tenth Anniversary Symposium, Oakland, CA.

Weaver, D. (April, 2000). The effects of computerization on public child welfare practice. First Annual All California Social Work Faculty Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA

Weaver, D., K. Ertter, & B. Stern. (September, 1999). Building the case for college: Existing research and gathering new data. Welfare Reform and the College Option: A National Conference, Gallaudet University,     Washington, DC.

Weaver, D. (August, 1999). Remaining on the job as a DCFS caseworker. Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, Core Academy, USC Center On Child Welfare.

Weaver, D. (October, 1997). Where do we go from here? A community response to poverty. Long Beach Area Coalition for the Homeless, Dialogue on Poverty.

Weaver, D. (May, 1990). Therapeutic interventions with homeless adolescents. Aviva Center's Annual Conference on Critical Issues of Adolescence, Los Angeles.

Weaver, D. (May, 1989). Reaching chronic street youth. The California Consortium of Child Abuse Councils Annual Conference, Whittier, California.

Weaver, D. (January, 1988). Homeless youth. Human Rights Symposium, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California.

Weaver, D. (December, 1986). The homeless and interagency cooperation. Association for the Study of Community Organizations, Los Angeles.

Weaver, D. (March, 1986). The homeless. Southeast Conference on Human Services, Rio Hondo, California.

Weaver, D. (March, 1986). Ethical issues and the homeless. Joint Program for Field Instructors, USC School of Social Work, Los Angeles.

Weaver, D. (February, 1986). Homeless mentally ill in downtown Los Angeles. City of Los Angeles Social Service Commission.

Weaver, D. (December, 1985). The homeless: Views from the trenches.  UCLA Homelessness and Social Policy Study Group, Los Angeles.

 


 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

PhD 1994 University of California at Los Angeles, School of Social Welfare

     Dissertation: Technology in Human Service Organizations: Case Management Practices in California's Workfare Program

MSW 1984 University of Southern California, School of Social Work

     Concentration in Community Organizing, Planning and Administration

AB 1973 University of California at Berkeley, Philosophy