ERIC Number: ED344171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Keeping Troubled Families Together: Promising Programs and Statewide Reform. Meeting Highlights and Background Briefing Report. Report of a Family Impact Seminar (Washington, D.C., June 8, 1990).
Ooms, Theodora; Beck, Deborah
This report presents highlights of a seminar which focused on solutions emerging at the local and state level to keeping troubled families together. Comments by these panelists are summarized: Elizabeth Cole, a consultant to many family preservation projects; Kristine Nelson, a researcher on the social work faculty of the University of Iowa; Bill Purcell, a legislator in the Tennessee House of Representatives and Chairman of the Select Committee on Children and Youth; and Frank Farrow, a director for children's services at the Center for the Study of Social Policy and former Director of Social Services in Maryland. These topics, discussed at the seminar, are summarized: (1) the goals of family preservation; (2) sources of growing interest in family preservation; (3) negative effects of out-of-home care; (4) influence of the family therapy movement; (5) key characteristics of family preservation services (FPS); (6) three models of family preservation services; (7) definitional and design issues in FPS evaluation; (8) information from evaluations already conducted; (9) mainstreaming FPS; and (10) the future challenges of FPS. A background report which discusses the previously mentioned topics as well as the history of child welfare reform and permanency planning is included. A reference list of 51 items and a list of 11 organizational resources are also included. (ABL)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Community Services, Counseling Effectiveness, Family Counseling, Family Problems, Models, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, State Programs
Family Impact Semninar, 1100 17th St., N.W., Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; Consortium of Family Organizations.
Authoring Institution: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Washington, DC. Research and Education Foundation.; Family Impact Seminar (FIS), The AAMFT Research and Education Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Family Preservation Services