ERIC Number: ED122937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Second Chance for Families: Evaluation of a Program to Reduce Foster Care.
Jones, Mary Ann; And Others
This document presents an evaluation of the New York State Preventive Services Demonstration Project, which provides services to families in distress to shorten or prevent the placement of children in foster care. A total of 549 cases, involving 992 children, were involved in the 1-year study. The experimental group of 373 cases received services from the demonstration project, while the control group of 176 cases was handled through regular child welfare agency channels. Services were provided in five major areas: family counseling, homemaker services, day care services, educational services, and information and referral services. The effectiveness of the intensive service provided in the demonstration units as compared with the regular program was strongly supported by the consistently more favorable outcomes for experimental than control cases. (BRT)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Child Welfare, Comparative Analysis, Day Care, Demography, Demonstration Programs, Evaluation Methods, Family Counseling, Family Environment, Family Problems, Family Programs, Foster Children, Program Evaluation, Social Services, State Programs, Visiting Homemakers
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., 67 Irving Place, New York, New York 10003 (Paper, $4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Dept. of Social Services, Albany.
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., New York, NY.