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Message ID: 8690
Date: 2010-11-08

Author:E. Christopher Lloyd

Subject:Re: information for Family Court Judges

Both operational and conceptual definitions of the term "family preservation" vary widely as do outcomes assessed in various evaluation projects. I think it oversimplifies the research to assert that family preservation has not been shown to be effective because of the heterogeneity of the term and the questionable quality of some program implementation and evaluation studies. It is true that family preservation seems have fallen from favor among policy makers, but human services is as faddish as the next discipline so it may return in the future. Read what you find carefully with an eye towards appraising use terms and quality of the research involved. Chris --- On Thu, 10/21/10, cheryl majka wrote: From: cheryl majka Subject: information for Family Court Judges To: Child-Maltreatment-Research-L@cornell.edu Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 5:21 PM I am looking for examples of information/briefing packets suitable for judges who are considering family preservation/family restoration matters in children's/family courts. The information I am after is not related to laws/legislation but more regarding impact/outcome for children/families that would be compelling for judges/magistrates. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Cheryl Majka Project Officer Community Services nsw

Both operational and conceptual definitions of the term "family preservation" vary widely as do outcomes assessed in various evaluation projects. I think it oversimplifies the research to assert that family preservation has not been shown to be effective because of the heterogeneity of the term and the questionable quality of some program implementation and evaluation studies. It is true that family preservation seems have fallen from favor among policy makers, but human services is as faddish as the next discipline so it may return in the future. Read what you find carefully with an eye towards appraising use terms and quality of the research involved. Chris --- On Thu, 10/21/10, cheryl majka wrote: From: cheryl majka Subject: information for Family Court Judges To: Child-Maltreatment-Research-Lcornell.edu Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 5:21 PM I am looking for examples of information/briefing packets suitable for judges who are considering family preservation/family restoration matters in children's/family courts. The information I am after is not related to laws/legislation but more regarding impact/outcome for children/families that would be compelling for judges/magistrates. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Cheryl Majka Project Officer Community Services nsw