The process for targeting families to receive intensive family preservation services was examined for 71 child welfare agencies in the United States. The focus of this exploratory/descriptive study was the concept of imminent risk of placement as a criterion for providing services. Findings indicated that agencies had difficulty defining imminent risk and were unable to successfully restrict services to imminent risk cases. Several factors besides imminent risk were identified in relation to the targeting process.
Walton, Elaine and Denby, Ramona W.
"Targeting Families to Receive Intensive Family Preservation Services: Assessing the Use of Imminent Risk of Placement as a Service Criterion,"
Journal of Family Strengths: Vol. 2
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol2/iss2/8