Family preservation, a study of change in family functioning
Schilling, Karen E.
This study on family preservation services examined the relationship between certain family characteristics and their impact on child placement rates. Information on families that received family preservation services was collected using the Family Assessment Form (1993). The variables that were assessed included family environment, characteristics of the primary caregiver, and family interactions. Overall family functioning was examined to determine the nature and degree of change families were making through preservation services. The purpose of this practicum study was to achieve learning goals that were determined to provide an understanding of family preservation services as well as data collection and analysis in the field of child welfare. The process of collecting information on child placement and assessing data that was collected by the In-Home Crisis Resolution Program provided an excellent learning opportunity to achieve these goals. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)