Are there effective ways to support a family with problems (for example, neglect, abuse, HIV, terminal illness) in order to prevent it breaking up, and make a positive change possible? This book examines Intensive Family Preservation Services, tracing the history of these services, their success at solving family problems, how families respond to the services and how their effectiveness varies according to the type of problem a family is experiencing. Through an exploration of these issues, the contributors offer their own experience as a basis for tracing the evolution of IFPS and the advances that have been made in the field.
Introduction - R Kevin Grigsby and E Susan Morton PART ONE: BACKGROUND The Evolution of Family Preservation - E Susan Morton Theories That Guide Intensive Family Preservation Services - R Kevin Grigsby A Second Look Child Protective Services and Intensive Family Preservation - Ann E Quinn A Primary Relationship PART TWO: EVOLVING PRACTICE MODELS Clinician-Support Worker Teams in Family Preservation - Charles R Soule, Kaarina Massarene and Kathleen Abate Are Two Heads Better Than One? Evolving Family Preservation Services - Richard Schafer and Sandra D Erickson The Florida Experience The Relative Effectiveness of Family Preservation Services with Neglectful Families - Marianne Berry Shifting Objectives in Family Preservation Programs - Julia H Littell et al PART THREE: SPECIAL POPULATIONS Supporting HIV Infected Children in Their Own Families Through Family Centered Practice - D Jean Adnopoz and Steven F Nagler PART FOUR: EVALUATION Promoting Evaluation Research in the Field of Family Preservation - Bruce A Thyer Epilogue - E Susan Morton and William Eyberse Family Preservation and Social Change The Need for Future Dialogue
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