ERIC Number: EJ779472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Casaworks for Families: A New Treatment Model for Substance-Abusing Parenting Women on Welfare
Morgenstern, Jon; Nakashian, Mary; Woolis, Diana D.; Gibson, Fay M.; Bloom, Nancy L.; Kaulback, Brenda G.
Evaluation Review, v27 n6 p583-596 2003
This article provides a brief overview of CASAWORKS for Families (CWF), an innovative intervention designed to help substance-abusing parenting women on welfare. CWF was developed in response to the passage of welfare reform legislation in 1996. Factors that provided a background and context for the development of CWF are considered. The rationale, key elements, and the conduct of a pilot demonstration of CWF are described. Evaluation findings that serve to guide the next steps to improve the intervention are reviewed. Finally, new welfare policy priorities emerging around the importance of addressing behavioral health problems among welfare recipients are highlighted.
Descriptors: Intervention, Females, Child Rearing, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Substance Abuse, Counseling Techniques, Public Policy, Family Programs
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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