Measuring outcomes in short-term fostering services

Aldgate, Jane (2002). Measuring outcomes in short-term fostering services. In: Canali, Cinzia; Maluccio, Anthony N. and Vecchiato, Tiziano eds. Evaluation in child and family services: comparative client and program perspectives. Modern applications of social work. New York, USA: Aldine de Gruyter, pp. 67–85.



The chapter explores the effectiveness of planned short-term fostering services to help families under stress. On the basis of careful measurement of outcomes using both quantitative and qualitative research methods, the study concludes that the service was helpful to children, their parents and their foster carers.

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