Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The effectiveness of a family preservation program in Los Angeles County
by Rosas, Rocio, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 50; 1466369
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore the outcomes among families who participated in Family Preservation Program. The study used secondary data from Human Services Association, Family Preservation Program, a nonprofit agency that provides family preservation services. A case review of 50 family preservation cases referred by the Department of Children and Family Services of Los Angeles County was used to gather data.

The study found the majority of the cases to have successful outcomes in completing the Family Preservation Program and services. The study also found that the majority of the cases were court ordered. Reasons for referral to the Family Preservation Program were reviewed and the majority of the families who participated in had substance abuse problems. Implications for social work practice and policy are explored as well as future recommendations for research were addressed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Green, Yolanda
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Individual & family studies, Public policy
Publication Number: 1466369
ISBN: 978-1-109-17683-4
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