ERIC Number: EJ865450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
Veteran Parents in Child Protective Services: Theory and Implementation
Nilsen, Wendy J.; Affronti, Melissa L.; Coombes, Margaret L.
Family Relations, v58 n5 p520-535 Dec 2009
"Veteran parents" (VPs), or parents who have experienced challenges concerning their children's health and then mentor other families through similar situations, are widely used for parent support. This model has been adopted by Child Protective Services (CPS) to increase parent engagement. Here, we expand the theoretical discussion of VPs in CPS to address the unique challenges and implementation issues associated with maltreating families. We contend that this model, as originally evaluated in pediatrics, is compromised within CPS. VP programs in CPS will require the same rigorous investigation as other new programs.
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Child Welfare, Social Services, Mentors, Parents, Family Programs, Parent Participation, Child Abuse, Pediatrics, Family Violence
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