ERIC Number: EJ696261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
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Implemented as Intended? Recording Family Worker Activities in a Families First Program
ten Brink, L. Tjeerd; Veerman, Jan W.; de Kemp, Raymond A. T.; Berger, Marianne A.
Child Welfare, v83 n3 p197 May 2004
In evaluating family preservation services, it is important not only to study the service outcomes and the family characteristics, but also what actually happens during the treatment. This requires a program model. This article describes how a program model works, prescribes how workers should carry it out, and describes how researchers should measure the program's characteristics. The authors use data from Families First in The Netherlands to test the model. Results show that the method of the program meets the specified characteristics. The results are important for treatment, policy, education, and evaluation research.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Characteristics, Evaluation Research, Child Welfare, Family Programs
Child Welfare League of America, P.O. Box 932831, Atlanta, GA 31193-2831. Web site: http://www.cwla.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands