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Message ID: 8489
Date: 2010-03-09

Author:marilee comfort

Subject:RE: Measuring client engagement from the worker's perspective

In 2 recent studies of parenting behavior outcomes funded by NICHD in child abuse prevention programs for families of children under 5 years old, we used the Staff Rating of Caregiver Engagement (SRCE) in services, adapted from a study by Unger and colleagues at the University of Delaware. It’s a brief 6-item rating scale completed by staff regarding parent/caregiver active involvement in services during the past month. The SRCE scores correlated positively with parenting behavior outcomes in a cross-sectional and a longitudinal study, and in combination with early parenting, predicted later quality of parenting behavior. Feel free to contact me off-list if you’d like further information. Marilee Comfort, PhD, MPH Partner Comfort Consults, LLC POB 82 Cheyney, PA 19319 610-455-1463 marilee@comfortconsults.com www.ComfortConsults.com KIPS maps the path to nurturing parenting! From: bounce-5407233-6833433@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-5407233-6833433@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Diane Miller Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 7:42 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: Measuring client engagement from the worker's perspective I'm uncertain of the exact measures used, but the body of literature on Alternative Response in Child Welfare discusses many of its outcomes in terms of family engagement and attitudes toward workers/services. I know a good deal of the literature measures worker appraisal, but cannot recall if it was appraisal of family engagement or only of program efficacy. Here are two example final reports: Loman, L. A., Shannon, C., Sapokaite, L., & Siegel, G. L. (2009). Minnesota parent support outreach program evaluation: Final report. St. Louis, MO: Institute of Applied Research. Retrieved from http://www.iarstl.org/papers/PSOPFinalReport.pdf Loman, L. A., & Siegel, G. L. (2004). Differential response in missouri after five years: Final report. St. Louis, MO: Institute of Applied Research. Retrieved from http://www.iarstl.org/papers/MODiffResp2004a.pdf If these are helpful, you can find more articles in the NDACAN Alternative Response collection located under the Bibliography button on our website NDACAN.cornell.edu Diane -- Diane Wach Miller, M.S.Ed., LPC Support and Acquisitions Specialist National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect Cornell University dianemiller@cornell.edu 607.255.2543 www.ndacan.cornell.edu On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 1:13 PM, Fusco, Rachel > wrote: Can anyone recommend a valid measure of worker-client engagement in child welfare from the worker’s perspective? I am familiar with Yatchmenoff’s measure from the client’s perspective, but have not found anything for workers. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Rachel A. Fusco, PhD, MSW Assistant Professor University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work 2303 Cathedral of Learning 4200 Fifth Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (412) 624-0173 FAX: (412) 624-6323

In 2 recent studies of parenting behavior outcomes funded by NICHD in child abuse prevention programs for families of children under 5 years old, we used the Staff Rating of Caregiver Engagement (SRCE) in services, adapted from a study by Unger and colleagues at the University of Delaware. It’s a brief 6-item rating scale completed by staff regarding parent/caregiver active involvement in services during the past month. The SRCE scores correlated positively with parenting behavior outcomes in a cross-sectional and a longitudinal study, and in combination with early parenting, predicted later quality of parenting behavior. Feel free to contact me off-list if you’d like further information. Marilee Comfort, PhD, MPH Partner Comfort Consults, LLC POB 82 Cheyney, PA 19319 610-455-1463 marileecomfortconsults.com www.ComfortConsults.com KIPS maps the path to nurturing parenting! From: bounce-5407233-6833433list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-5407233-6833433list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Diane Miller Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 7:42 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: Measuring client engagement from the worker's perspective I'm uncertain of the exact measures used, but the body of literature on Alternative Response in Child Welfare discusses many of its outcomes in terms of family engagement and attitudes toward workers/services. I know a good deal of the literature measures worker appraisal, but cannot recall if it was appraisal of family engagement or only of program efficacy. Here are two example final reports: Loman, L. A., Shannon, C., Sapokaite, L., & Siegel, G. L. (2009). Minnesota parent support outreach program evaluation: Final report. St. Louis, MO: Institute of Applied Research. Retrieved from http://www.iarstl.org/papers/PSOPFinalReport.pdf Loman, L. A., & Siegel, G. L. (2004). Differential response in missouri after five years: Final report. St. Louis, MO: Institute of Applied Research. Retrieved from http://www.iarstl.org/papers/MODiffResp2004a.pdf If these are helpful, you can find more articles in the NDACAN Alternative Response collection located under the Bibliography button on our website NDACAN.cornell.edu Diane -- Diane Wach Miller, M.S.Ed., LPC Support and Acquisitions Specialist National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect Cornell University dianemillercornell.edu 607.255.2543 www.ndacan.cornell.edu On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 1:13 PM, Fusco, Rachel > wrote: Can anyone recommend a valid measure of worker-client engagement in child welfare from the worker’s perspective? I am familiar with Yatchmenoff’s measure from the client’s perspective, but have not found anything for workers. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Rachel A. Fusco, PhD, MSW Assistant Professor University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work 2303 Cathedral of Learning 4200 Fifth Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (412) 624-0173 FAX: (412) 624-6323