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Message ID: 8658
Date: 2013-04-30

Author:Alexandra Fisher

Subject:Re: parenting measures

It may also be worthwhile to examine what the purpose of the tool is: just to identify abuse? to identify ways to help under-resourced families? In this case it's to assist with reunification. It seems using a multi-method, multi level approach may be more fruitful. Family assessment measures tend to capture family functioning from a variety of perspectives. They can also be more culturally sensitive as they address family traits and styles (for example, communication, roles/ rules, cohesion, flexibility). A good example is the Family Assessment Device which incorporates both a family member measure as well as an observational system. Overall, parenting tends to be challenging and it is not necessarily a black and white issue; especially vis-a-vis identifying and providing assistance to under resourced families. The parenting stress index (PSI) just just a snapshot of the current parenting relationship. It may help reunification efforts more if you use a family therapy based measure such as the FAD, FAM-III, FACES-IV and so on. thank you Alexandra On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 11:21 AM, Glenn Higgins > wrote: Can someone suggest a well established measure of parenting? We would like to use one prior to reunification to assess the ability of the biological parent to take care of the children. Would the PSI (parenting stress index) be appropriate for out of home cases? GH -- Alexandra Fisher, MA School Psychology Doctoral Student, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-0383 512.804.8907 "Listening is an act of love” StoryCorp http://storycorps.org/

It may also be worthwhile to examine what the purpose of the tool is: just to identify abuse? to identify ways to help under-resourced families? In this case it's to assist with reunification. It seems using a multi-method, multi level approach may be more fruitful. Family assessment measures tend to capture family functioning from a variety of perspectives. They can also be more culturally sensitive as they address family traits and styles (for example, communication, roles/ rules, cohesion, flexibility). A good example is the Family Assessment Device which incorporates both a family member measure as well as an observational system. Overall, parenting tends to be challenging and it is not necessarily a black and white issue; especially vis-a-vis identifying and providing assistance to under resourced families. The parenting stress index (PSI) just just a snapshot of the current parenting relationship. It may help reunification efforts more if you use a family therapy based measure such as the FAD, FAM-III, FACES-IV and so on. thank you Alexandra On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 11:21 AM, Glenn Higgins > wrote: Can someone suggest a well established measure of parenting? We would like to use one prior to reunification to assess the ability of the biological parent to take care of the children. Would the PSI (parenting stress index) be appropriate for out of home cases? GH -- Alexandra Fisher, MA School Psychology Doctoral Student, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-0383 512.804.8907 "Listening is an act of love” StoryCorp http://storycorps.org/