Evaluation of Family Preservation and Reunification Programs: Final Report - Volume Two. 8.2.5 Views on Child Welfare and Family Service Issues


In response to 10 statements expressing views on child welfare and family service issues, responses from Philadelphia staff were neutral or in disagreement with all but one of the statements. There was slight agreement (mean = 2.1) with the statement "It is never justified to take changes with the lives of children." Responses were relatively neutral on statements of whether workers would forgive themselves if a child were injured (mean = 2.5) and whether placement prevention should be the primary goal of FPS programs (mean = 2.4). Respondents expressed relatively strong disagreement on four statements containing negative views of services or families (see Table 8-3).

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