ERIC Number: ED264005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Family-Centered, Home-Based Intervention Project for Protective Services Clients. Annual Report: Innovations in Protective Services.
Dennis-Small, Lucretia; Washburn, Kerry
Reported are findings of an impact evaluation of the Family-Centered Home-Based Intervention Project for Protective Services Clients, a joint venture of the Texas Department of Human Services (DHS) Region 11 (Houston) and the DePelchin Children's Center. The project demonstrated a model of intensive intervention with families who had been referred to DHS's child protective services (CPS). Cases were assigned randomly to either DHS or DePelchin staff. The impact evaluation compared intensive services provided by DHS, standard DHS protective services, and intensive services provided by DePelchin staff. Main points of comparison were the effects of services on families and the cost of services. Due to the small number of clients served in the year, results were limited to descriptive data. These data suggested that children from families receiving intensive services from either DHS or DePelchin staff were removed from their homes less frequently than those from families receiving standard DHS protective services. Cost comparisons indicated that while the per-family cost of DHS intensive intervention was higher than that of standard services, the low frequency of removals in intensive services cases resulted in lower costs for foster care. Costs for intensive intervention provided by DePelchin staff were slightly lower than those for DHS intensive services. The cost analysis is included in this report. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Human Resources, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas