Evaluating Family-based Services

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Aldine de Gruyter, 1995 - 315 pagine
Intro -- Half Title -- copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 EVALUATING FAMILY-BASED SERVICES -- Critical FBS Implementation Challenges -- Program Evaluation Challenges and Tasks: an Overview -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 2 DESIGNING FAMILY-BASED SERVICE PROGRAM EVALUATIONS -- Evaluation Designs -- Conclusion: Control and Variation -- Notes -- 3 SAMPLING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES -- Targeting FBS -- Sampling -- Sample Size -- Protections in the Research Process -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 4 ASSESSING SERVICES AND INTERVENTIONS -- Approaches to Studying Interventions -- Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement -- Assessing Worker Performance -- Conclusion -- 5 ASSESSING FAMILY FUNCTIONING -- Outcome Measurement -- Building Family Assessments to Meet Both Clinical and Evaluation Purposes -- Assessment for Evaluation Purposes -- Domains of Family Functioning -- Selected Instruments -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 6 ASSESSING CHILD FUNCTIONING -- Assessment for Service Planning and Evaluation -- Domains of Child Assessment -- Conclusion -- 7 ASSESSING PARENT FUNCTIONING AND SOCIAL SUPPORT -- Parenting Instruments -- Parent Social Support -- Selected Measures of Social Support -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 8 PLACEMENT PREVENTION -- Issues in Using Child or Family Placement Rates -- Ways of Using Placement Rates -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 9 MEASURING PROGRAM EFFICIENCY -- Cost-Effectiveness Measurement -- Benefit-Cost Analysis -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 10 CONSTRUCTIVIST RESEARCH -- Expectations for the Constructivist Inquiry Process -- Principles of Constructivist Evaluation -- When and Where to Undertake Alternative Forms of Evaluation -- Overview of Phases of an Emergent Evaluation Method -- Researcher as Instrument -- Data Collection Techniques -- Data Management -- Special Challenges of Qualitative and Constructivist Research

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Informazioni sull'autore (1995)

Peter J. Pecora is Manager of Research, The Casey Family Program, and Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington.

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