Rethinking “child placement”: a reflective essay group care family preservation residential treatment child and family services child welfare history . The current controversy over the family preservation initiative raises our purpose in this brief essay is to offer a few reflections on the family preservation experience hi bath, d haapalaevaluation outcomes of family preservation services.
Family preservation and stabilization services improve family functioning, increase child and family well-being, ensure child safety, reduce the need for cps. Family preservation services (fps) is an intensive, in-home, four to eight week crisis intervention program for families referred by the division of child protection .
To assess family preservation services i hope to highlight several of these in this essay this paper begins with a brief review of the challenges to evaluating fps . Family preservation was the movement to help keep children at home with their families rather intensive family preservation services [ifps] are intensive, time-limited services provided for the family in their home ifps is designed to prevent.
Family preservation services provides intensive in-home crisis intervention and family education for families at imminent risk of abuse/neglect or out of home.
The institute for family development are the developers of the intensive family preservation service and intensive family reunification service.