Family reunification, an integrated approach
Beckett, Gail M.
This Practicum paper gives a description of a Reunification Project that attempted to reconnect children in out-of-home care with their families. This was achieved by applying a structurally based solution-focused service delivery package, in addition to utilizing a reflection team. The report reviews the conceptual approaches utilized in this project, including an overall summary integrating the models employed. This model of practice is evaluated through the use a pre- and posttest design using various standardized measures. The Family Assessment Measure was completed by all the parents involved in the Practicum. The Child's Attitude Towards Mother Scale was completed by the adolescents. Lastly, the Family Interactions Sub-scale and the Family Intervention Scale were filled out by the Child and Family Services workers. The results of the evaluation instruments are mixed. Three case examples are provided to illustrate the use of the model, and discuss the results of the evaluation.