ERIC Number: ED262313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Facilitating Family Change: A Look at Four Agencies Working Intensively with Families.
Cautley, Patricia W.; Plane, Mary Beth
This report describes a research project designed to examine the work of four Wisconsin agencies which provide direct services to families with serious problems in parent-child interactions: (1) the Home and Community Treatment group at Mendota Mental Health Institute; (2) Family and Community Services, St. Aemilian Child Care Center, Milwaukee; (3) the Family Training Program, Institute of Human Design, Winnebago Mental Health Institute; and (4) Project OPT, Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, Madison. Section I provides background information on the research, including descriptions and comparisons of characteristics of the four agencies. The coding of records and data analyses are described in section II. Characteristics of the families served are presented in section III, and the use of Kegan's developmental theory in understanding families is discussed. Section IV looks at the process of intervention and compares the methods used by the four agencies, section V discusses evaluating the effectiveness of the intervention, and section VI examines whether one can account for the outcomes of intervention. The costs of services are reviewed in section VII. Section VIII provides a summary and implications. The appendix contains the Family Rating Scale, a description of the scale, and one data table. Fifty-six data tables are provided throughout the text. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHHS/OHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin