In-home family-focused reunification: an experimental study.

  title={In-home family-focused reunification: an experimental study.},
  author={E. K. Walton and Mark W. Fraser and R E Lewis and Peter J. Pecora and Wanda Walton},
  journal={Child welfare},
  volume={72 5},
Intensive, in-home family-based services were employed in reunifying families separated by the placement of a child in out-of-home care. After a 90-day service period, 93% of the 57 families randomly assigned to receive the intensive treatment were reunited-compared to 28% of the 53 families in a control group who received routine out-of-home care services. Follow-up data were collected six and 12 months after the end of treatment. Estimates of outcomes suggest that the experimental treatment… CONTINUE READING


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