This qualitative study of one midwestern state’s child protective services addresses whether an income support measure for poor biological caregivers reduces the length of time that their children spend in foster care. The overall findings suggest that workers do value the worker-family relationship. However, some view the immediate worker-client relationship as secondary to the inclusion of extended familial supports particularly as related to sustained more long-term outcome achievement. Most workers additionally agree that client involvement during all phases of the reunification process is critical.
Logan, Angie and Meir, Kevin
"Relationships, Income Support and Decision Making: A Qualitative Synopsis,"
Journal of Family Strengths: Vol. 10
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol10/iss1/6