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The Family at Risk : Issues and Trends in Family Preservation Services - Marianne Berry

The Family at Risk

Issues and Trends in Family Preservation Services

Paperback Published: 1st August 1997
ISBN: 9781570031632
Number Of Pages: 214

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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.

Editor's Preface
The Call to Preserve Familiesp. 3
The Policy Framework of Permanency Planning and Family Preservationp. 25
The Empirical Base for Family Preservation Principlesp. 49
Intensive Family Preservation Service Modelsp. 71
Family Preservation Programs and Their Effectivenessp. 91
Administrative and Organizational Issuesp. 106
Determining "Risk" and Targeting Appropriate Casesp. 129
The Relative Efficacy of Hard and Soft Servicesp. 143
Combining Research and Practice Toolsp. 159
Future Directions for Family Preservationp. 186
Indexp. 196
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ISBN: 9781570031632
ISBN-10: 1570031630
Series: Social Problems and Social Issues (Univ of South Carolina)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 1st August 1997
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.29  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.35