This qualitative study described the experiences of clients who had previously participated in Family Preservation (FP) services to get a better in-depth understanding of the effects of the program. Data were gathered through convenience sampling using a focus group design. The total sample consisted of eight female participants who were referred to the FP program by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
The themes identified in this study relate to the importance of support, the provision of tangible resources, advocating for clients, improved family functioning, and feelings of gratitude and accomplishment after successful FP completion. Suggestions for improvement, such as the provision of follow-up services, were also made.
Based on the responses, recommendations for policy, social work practice, and further research were provided.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Chambers, Ruth M.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 82/4(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Individual & family studies, Quantitative psychology|
|Keywords:||Family Preservation, Parents' Perceptions, Department of Children and Family Services|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be