Evaluating intensive family preservation programs: a methodological review.

  title={Evaluating intensive family preservation programs: a methodological review.},
  author={Amy M. Heneghan and Sarah McCue Horwitz and John M Leventhal},
  volume={97 4},
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… 

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Evaluating intensive family preservation programs: a methodological review.

Evaluations of FPS are methodologically difficult and show no benefit in reducing rates of out-of-home placements of children at risk of abuse or neglect in 8 of 10 studies.