• March 2018
  • Vol. 19, No. 2

Spotlight on In-Home Services

In-home services prioritize family preservation and include community-based and family-focused interventions that aim to keep children safely in their homes. This month's CBX highlights a new book centered on the Homebuilder's model, an in-home intervention that provides families with counseling, life skills education, and other tools geared toward family preservation; an article that describes an evaluation of the Boys Town In-Home Family Services model; an article that discusses whether a referral to family group conferencing was associated with improved outcomes for families involved with child welfare; and a study that focuses on the differences in child well-being among children investigated for maltreatment who remained at home with a substance-using caregiver compared with children investigated for maltreatment without a substance-using caregiver in the home.

  • Intensive Family Preservation in Human Services
    A new book, Reaching High-Risk Families: Intensive Family Preservation in Human Services, focuses on the Homebuilders model, which is an intensive, in-home intervention that provides families with...
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  • Evaluation of Boys Town In-Home Family Services With Families Referred by Child Welfare
    Child maltreatment is a risk factor for a wide range of negative physical and psychological consequences that can persist into adulthood, including substance use, depression, poor relationship...
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  • Evaluation of Family Group Conferencing and Its Effects on Rereferrals and Out-of-Home Placements
    A recent article in Child Abuse & Neglect describes a 3-year randomized controlled study that aimed to determine whether a referral to family group conferencing (FGC) was associated with...
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  • Well-Being Outcomes and Co-Occurring Parental Substance Use Following a Maltreatment Investigation
    Parental substance use can have a wide range of negative consequences for children, such as an elevated risk of abuse and neglect, as well as poor mental, emotional, physical, and developmental...
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