ERIC Number: ED382891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Development of a Working Model for a Private Foster Care Agency To Facilitate Planning Considerations Associated with Archetypical Cases Involving an Incarcerated Parent.
Mathias, Scott A.
Foster care cases involving an incarcerated parent can present unique challenges in planning and case management for caseworkers. Incarcerated parents are expected to maintain communication and contact with their children and caseworkers in order to prevent termination of their parental rights. Agency caseworkers are often not trained to navigate the obstacles to case management associated with an incarcerated parent. This paper presents a working model derived from the suggestions of agency caseworkers and of current literature to act as a reference and training tool for agency workers. A survey checklist composed of prominent suggestions from the working model is appended. The checklist was used to assess the number of suggestions used by the caseworkers who worked with such cases prior to and after the administration of the working model. Overall, there were more suggestions reportedly being used by caseworkers on the second administration of the survey checklist. Although only slight increases in the number of suggestions used in case management were noted in this project, the working model has promising potential for use as a training tool for case workers who have had relatively little experience working with foster care cases involving an incarcerated parent. (Author/JE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Identifiers: Case Management; Incarcerated Parents; Individualized Service Plans
Note: Master's Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.