Refer to our publications
catalog to order any of the following reports.
A Study of Chronically Neglecting Families in a Large Metropolitan County
OHDS Grant No. 90-CW-0732101, and Vira J. Heinz Endowment. Project followed
250 families who had been reported for child neglect to the County of
Allegheny Children and Youth Services Agency for a 12-month period in
1988-1989. Three interviews were conducted at six-month intervals to collect
information on demographics, service utilization, psychological functioning,
environmental conditions and stressors, social isolation, parenting, and
family functioning. Additional information was gathered from an intake
instrument, case files, and census data.
Analysis of Factors Contributing to Success and
Failure in Family Based Child Welfare Services
OHDS Grant No. 90-CW-0732. Study of predictors of success and failure
in family-based pre-placement prevention services. Study sites included
11 agencies in six states (Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado
and Oregon). Data collected between 1986 and 1988 included 535 case reviews
and a survey of over 100 social workers. Bivariate and multivariate data
analysis techniques were utilized.
OHDS Grant No. GP #3892. Under contract to the New Jersey Division of
Youth and Family Services, the project developed practice-specific performance
standards for planning, monitoring and evaluating programs to prevent
placement of children in foster care. Data were collected from 1985-1987on
600 cases from six sites in four states (Iowa, Florida, Delaware, and
Funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, Division
of Community Services, this study examined characteristics of families
served by the projects, proportion of workers’ time spent in various
tasks, factors associated with successful and unsuccessful outcomes, maintenance
of client progress after case closure, and achievement of project goals.
The study population consisted of 331 families (826 children) served by
the projects (1983-1985).
Evaluation of Nebraska's Intensive Service Project,
Lincoln and McCook, Nebraska
Funded through the Lancaster County Division of Public Welfare, this project-examined
services, outcomes, and cost effectiveness of placement prevention services.
Evaluation activities included case file reviews, interviews with service
staff and their state liaison, and ongoing monitoring of case data collected
by the families' caseworkers (1983-1984).
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