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Message ID: 9792
Date: 2015-04-28

Author:Barth, Rick

Subject:RE: Effectiveness of Assessment/Receiving Homes for Child Welfare

Hi, This is a commentary that I wrote in response (supporting) to an article that found, using propensity score matching, that assess/ment/receiving shelters had poorer outcomes than conventional foster care, that was also in child abuse and neglect. Barth, R. P. (2005). Foster care is more cost-effective than shelter care: Serious questions continue to be raised about the utility of group care use in child welfare services. Child Abuse & Neglect, 29, 623-625. Richard P. Barth, PhD, MSW Dean and Professor and President of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare University of Maryland School of Social Work 525 W. Redwood Street Baltimore, MD 21201 410.706.7794 From: bounce-118950830-26628876@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-118950830-26628876@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of kate schumaker Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2015 4:27 PM To: child-maltreatment-research-l@cornell.edu Subject: Effectiveness of Assessment/Receiving Homes for Child Welfare Dear all, I am looking for any literature that has explored the clinical rationale and/or effectiveness of assessment/receiving homes in child welfare, i.e., a parent-model staff-supported setting that provides assessment only for children upon admission to out-of-home care. In particular, I am looking for research has looked at this type of home where the placement is short-term, i.e., the child remains in the home for the assessment only, and either proceeds to reunifcation or another placement following the assessment. Any references are gratefully accepted. Many thanks, Kate Schumaker Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto

Hi, This is a commentary that I wrote in response (supporting) to an article that found, using propensity score matching, that assess/ment/receiving shelters had poorer outcomes than conventional foster care, that was also in child abuse and neglect. Barth, R. P. (2005). Foster care is more cost-effective than shelter care: Serious questions continue to be raised about the utility of group care use in child welfare services. Child Abuse & Neglect, 29, 623-625. Richard P. Barth, PhD, MSW Dean and Professor and President of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare University of Maryland School of Social Work 525 W. Redwood Street Baltimore, MD 21201 410.706.7794 From: bounce-118950830-26628876list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-118950830-26628876list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of kate schumaker Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2015 4:27 PM To: child-maltreatment-research-lcornell.edu Subject: Effectiveness of Assessment/Receiving Homes for Child Welfare Dear all, I am looking for any literature that has explored the clinical rationale and/or effectiveness of assessment/receiving homes in child welfare, i.e., a parent-model staff-supported setting that provides assessment only for children upon admission to out-of-home care. In particular, I am looking for research has looked at this type of home where the placement is short-term, i.e., the child remains in the home for the assessment only, and either proceeds to reunifcation or another placement following the assessment. Any references are gratefully accepted. Many thanks, Kate Schumaker Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto