Miriam J. Landsman

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This article describes a family-centered residential treatment model and presents results from a quasiexperimental study examining its effectiveness in achieving permanency outcomes for children. Greater postdischarge stability was achieved for participants in the family-centered program than in the agency's standard residential treatment service.(More)
An "organization-in-environment" perspective can help researchers understand how rurality influences child welfare practice. Drawing from theoretical perspectives on environment and organizations, researchers find rural/urban differences in practice at the level of the organization, which is the immediate environment of child welfare practice, and also in(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine factors that influence how child welfare workers attribute responsibility for child maltreatment and child safety in cases involving domestic violence. METHODS The study used a factorial survey approach, combining elements of survey research with an experimental design. Case vignettes were constructed by(More)
Despite contradictory evidence, child neglect is often believed to occur more frequently in the African American than in the Caucasian population. This article reports findings on the racial differences among 182 families referred for neglect in a large metropolitan area. Although almost all of the families were poor, African American families in the(More)
Recent federal legislation strengthens children's and families' rights to family-centered practice by increasing the responsibility of child welfare agencies to identify and engage extended family members in providing care and support to children placed out of the home. Preliminary results from an experimental study of a federally funded family finding(More)