An intensive family preservation program was examined through interviews with 31 families who received the services and four caseworkers who provided the services. The primary finding from interviews with both care givers and caseworkers was that a positive therapeutic relationship between the worker and the client family contributes most to the success of the program. Workers who provided the services stressed the need for making concrete services available as well as clinical intervention and skills training, and they were adamant about screening families for appropriateness before including them in an intensive, inhome program.
Walton, Elaine and Dodini, Alfred C.
"Intensive In-Home Family-Based Services: Reactions from Consumers and Providers,"
Journal of Family Strengths:
2, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol4/iss2/6