This book demonstrates the effectiveness of service reform efforts across a broad array of family-based services. It helps administrators, practitioners, and evaluators to balance clarity, precision, rigor, usefulness, and sensitivity to client needs and diversity in evaluating FBS programs.
Table of Contents
1. Evaluating Family-Based Services-Challenges and Tasks 2. Designing Family-Based Service Program Evaluations 3. Sampling Children and Families 4. Assessing Services and Interventions 5. Assessing Family Functioning 6. Assessing Child Functioning 7. Assessing Parent Functioning and Social Support 8. Placement Prevention 9. Measuring Program Efficiency 10. Constructivist Research-A Qualitative Approach 11. The Management and Impact of Family-Based Services Evaluations-Doing Research in the Real World 12. Analyzing Findings and Writing Reports 13. Social Policy and Evaluation-An Evolving Symbiosis 14. Afterword