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ERIC Number: EJ1090002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
A Randomized Trial of Wraparound Facilitation versus Usual Child Protection Services
Browne, Dillon T.; Puente-Duran, Sofia; Shlonsky, Aron; Thabane, Lehana; Verticchio, Dominic
Research on Social Work Practice, v26 n2 p168-179 Mar 2016
Objective: To evaluate whether the addition of a wraparound facilitator to regular child protection services improved child and family functioning over 20 months. Method: A single blind randomized controlled trial with concealment and stratification across three sites (N = 135 eligible families with substantiated maltreatment). Results: Based on 2 × 2 mixed analysis of variance and intention to treat, both groups improved in child impairments, d = -0.60 [-0.81, -0.39], caregiver psychological distress, d = -0.33 [-0.52, -0.13], and family resources, d = 0.44 [0.27, 0.62]. No measurable benefit was associated with the intervention (e.g., child impairments, d = 0.14 [-0.12, 0.52]). However, treatment fidelity analysis revealed that many components of wraparound were either missing or present in both groups. Conclusions: The presence of a facilitator alone did not appear to improve child or family functioning if the various components of wraparound were not adequately implemented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale