This evaluation of a county intensive family preservation services (ifps) program makes several important methodological contributions to assessing post-treatment placement patterns of ifps clients. It is the first published ifps evaluation that utilizes an interval-level, overall measure of restrictiveness of placement, and one of the few that has followed placement patterns for a full two-years after treatment. The study is also a good example of complementing placement data with measures of family health and stability, and with qualitative feedback from former ifps clients. Finally, this study demonstrates the potential for doing methodologically sound evaluations of local ifps programs.
"A Multi- Faceted, Intensive Family Preservation Program Evaluation,"
Journal of Family Strengths: Vol. 2
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol2/iss2/7