The outcomes of family preservation practice have been researched and debated. The effectiveness of family preservation is still inconclusive and many of the findings may only be inferred to specific situations. Few studies have addressed the assessment techniques or outcome factors from a qualitative perspective. This article synthesizes current literature, research and practice, and proposes a practice framework with questioning techniques to assist practitioners in assessing the strengths and characteristics of a family, and making decisions on whether or not familybased services are appropriate for the family. Two actual cases are presented to illustrate how the worker can benefit from having the assessment data derived from this model.
Cheung, Kam-fong Manit; Leung, Patrick; and Alpert, Sharon
"A Model for Family Preservation Case Assessment,"
Journal of Family Strengths: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol2/iss2/5