Evaluation of Family Preservation and Reunification Programs: Final Report - Volume Two. 3.8.3 Caretaker Problems

09/01/2002

Caseworkers were asked a number of questions about problems experienced by children, caretakers, or other adult household members (question 19 on the initial caseworker interview, question 17 on the post-treatment caseworker interview). Twenty-one of these problems concerned the caretakers.

Kentucky. At post-treatment, in the primary analysis, caseworkers reported that the experimental group caretakers had, on average, 31 percent of the problems compared to 25 percent for the control group, a difference significant at p = .0005. (44) There were no significant differences in change in caretaker problems between the interviews in either the primary or secondary analyses.

New Jersey. At the post-treatment interview, on average, in the primary analysis caseworkers reported that experimental group caretakers had 23 percent of the problems compared to 21 percent of the control group, a nonsignificant difference. (45) There were no significant differences in change in caretaker problems between the interviews in either the primary or secondary analyses.

Tennessee. At post-treatment, caseworkers reported that experimental group caretakers had 18 percent of the problems compared to 21 percent of the control group, a nonsignificant difference. There was a significant difference between the groups in change over time, the experimental group improving more than the control group (-.08 vs. -.03, p = .05).

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