The Family at Risk: Issues and Trends in Family Preservation Services / Edition 1

The Family at Risk: Issues and Trends in Family Preservation Services / Edition 1

by Marianne Berry
     
 

ISBN-10: 1570031630

ISBN-13: 9781570031632

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press

The Family at Risk offers a comprehensive overview and assessment of the family preservation movement, a relatively new and highly controversial form of service delivery to families at imminent risk of child removal. Mandated by federal legislation and hotly debated by politicians, practitioners, and public citizens, family preservation programs provide flexible,

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The Family at Risk offers a comprehensive overview and assessment of the family preservation movement, a relatively new and highly controversial form of service delivery to families at imminent risk of child removal. Mandated by federal legislation and hotly debated by politicians, practitioners, and public citizens, family preservation programs provide flexible, labor-intensive, home-based services that allow families to remain intact while addressing issues that threaten their safety and survival. Marianne Berry examines such programs, which have proliferated throughout the United States, and speculates on the future of this emotionally charged aspect of social work policy and practice.

Berry measures the overall effectiveness of several family preservation models currently in use throughout the United States; defines many commonly misused terms, including "imminent risk" and "reasonable efforts;" and illustrates how principles of family preservation programs are often at odds with the philosophy and constraints of larger public child welfare and child protective services systems.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570031632
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
Social Problems and Social Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The Call to Preserve Families3
Ch. 2The Policy Framework of Permanency Planning and Family Preservation25
Ch. 3The Empirical Base for Family Preservation Principles49
Ch. 4Intensive Family Preservation Service Models71
Ch. 5Family Preservation Programs and Their Effectiveness91
Ch. 6Administrative and Organizational Issues106
Ch. 7Determining "Risk" and Targeting Appropriate Cases129
Ch. 8The Relative Efficacy of Hard and Soft Services143
Ch. 9Combining Research and Practice Tools159
Ch. 10Future Directions for Family Preservation186
Index196

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