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Table 2 Means and Standard Deviation in Family-Focused and Child-Focused Practice Training

From: Mental health professionals’ family-focused practice with families with dependent children: a survey study

Subscales Training in Family-Focused Practice Training in Child-Focused Practice
Yes (n = 74) No (n = 268) Yes (n = 62) No (n = 278)
Workplace support for family-focused practice 4.38 (2.04)* 3.81 (1.88) 4.54 (1.75)* 3.80 (1.95)
Location issues in relation to family-focused practice 4.22 (1.84)* 3.69 (1.80) 4.29 (1.69)* 3.71 (1.84)
Time and workload 4.49 (1.81)* 3.78 (1.69) 4.62 (1.59)* 3.77 (1.73)
Family-focused policy and procedure 4.22 (1.30) 3.85 (1.50) 4.02 (1.38) 3.91 (1.49)
Family-focused professional development opportunities 4.78 (1.54)* 4.27 (1.70) 4.91 (1.53)* 4.25 (1.69)
Coworker Support 4.68 (1.68)* 3.88 (1.61) 4.81 (1.46)* 3.88 (1.65)
Providing support to the family and client for parenting 4.55 (1.23) 4.21 (1.43) 4.52 (1.17) 4.24 (1.44)
Worker confidence 5.25 (1.44)* 4.27 (1.64) 5.46 (1.23)* 4.26 (1.66)
Support to carers and children 5.23 (1.54)* 4.50 (1.85) 5.12 (1.54)* 4.56 (1.85)
Engagement issues 4.05 (1.45)* 3.66 (1.44) 4.15 (1.24)* 3.56 (1.48)
Assessing the impact of parental mental illness on the child 4.37 (1.86)* 3.76 (1.80) 4.77 (1.70)* 3.68 (1.80)
The need for further training 5.44 (1.39) 5.32 (1.50) 5.68 (1.02)* 5.26 (1.55)
Skill and knowledge 5.05 (1.23)* 3.93 (1.45) 5.08 (1.14)* 3.97 (1.47)
Service availability 4.20 (1.62)* 3.67 (1.76) 4.31 (1.77)* 3.66 (1.72)
Promoting family connectedness 4.87 (1.49)* 3.97 (1.65) 4.81 (1.37)* 4.02 (1.69)
Referrals for family members 3.26 (2.16) 2.74 (2.00) 3.61 (1.95)* 2.69 (2.03)
Inter-profession practice 5.78 (1.06) 5.55 (1.33) 6.01 (0.67)* 5.51 (1.37)
Supporting parenting with the context of mental illness 2.68 (1.20)* 3.15 (1.41) 2.63 (1.19)* 3.13 (1.40)
  1. *P < 0.05