Corpus ID: 44559571

Evaluating intensive family preservation programs: a methodological review.

@article{Heneghan1996EvaluatingIF,
  title={Evaluating intensive family preservation programs: a methodological review.},
  author={A. Heneghan and S. Horwitz and J. Leventhal},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1996},
  volume={97 4},
  pages={
          535-42
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the adequacy of evaluations of family preservation services (FPS), which are designed to support families and prevent out-of-home placements of children at risk of abuse or neglect, and to assess the effectiveness of FPS at reducing out-of-home placements of children. DATA SOURCES References published from 1977 to 1993 were identified from a computerized search of databases for English-language publications using the key phrases "family preservation," "child abuse… Expand
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