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The Resource Assessing outcomes in child and family services : comparative design and policy issues, editors, Anthony N. Maluccio, Cinzia Canali, Tiziano Vecchiato

Assessing outcomes in child and family services : comparative design and policy issues, editors, Anthony N. Maluccio, Cinzia Canali, Tiziano Vecchiato

Label
Assessing outcomes in child and family services : comparative design and policy issues
Title
Assessing outcomes in child and family services
Title remainder
comparative design and policy issues
Statement of responsibility
editors, Anthony N. Maluccio, Cinzia Canali, Tiziano Vecchiato
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this collective portrait, editors and authors do not attempt to draw systematic, country-by-country comparisons. Given the magnitude of the issues, they believed that it would be inappropriate to paint with too broad a stroke. What they have accomplished, however, is to codify and identify what the participants repeatedly noted in regard to issues and difficulties inherent in conducting outcome evaluation. These include: varying definitions of outcome; complexities in measuring outcomes of particular interventions with different groups of consumers and documenting the effectiveness of the intervention; the tendency to focus on evaluation of process more than outcome; the challenge of involving practitioners in the evaluation task, in part because its value is unclear to them or perceived as distant or untrustworthy; the typical inadequacy of resources available for systematic evaluation; and the need to inject rigor into the design and execution of evaluation projects. The authors demonstrate strong conviction about sharing research expertise across national boundaries; learning through each other how to cope with organizational impediments to cross-national collaboration; and strengthening the interaction between practice and research. Their contributions suggest that there is wide interest in pursuing cross-national collaboration. In recent years, largely in response to demands by their funding sources for accountability, assessment of performance, and cost effectiveness, researchers in human services have been devoting increased attention to outcome evaluation. Limited attention, however, has been given to the findings of evaluation studies conducted in different countries. The present volume has been organized and edited to address the task of learning from outcome research across the world. Its goal, an extension of a major goal of the human services in any one country, is to improve life chances of vulnerable children and youth."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Dewey number
362.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Maluccio, Anthony N.,
  • Canali, Cinzia,
  • Vecchiato, Tiziano,
Series statement
Modern applications of social work
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  • Child welfare
  • Family services
  • Evaluation research (Social action programs)
Label
Assessing outcomes in child and family services : comparative design and policy issues, editors, Anthony N. Maluccio, Cinzia Canali, Tiziano Vecchiato
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published 2002 by Transaction Publishers
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • chapter 4 Outcome-Based Evaluation of National Health and Social Programs
  • Tiziano Vecchiato
  • chapter 5 Nonexperimental Methods of Evaluating Social Programs
  • Applications for Child And Family Services
  • Robert M. Goerge
  • chapter 6 An Intervention to Reduce Smoking Habits through Counseling from the General Practitioner
  • Giovanni Pilati, Elizabeth Tamang, and Luca Gino Sbrogiò
  • Harriet Ward
  • chapter 7 Improving Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents
  • Strategies and Lessons
  • Chapter 1 Current Initiatives in the Development of Outcome-Based Evaluation of Children’s Services
  • John Landsverk Inger Davis
  • chapter 8 Evaluating Social and Health Services for Children, Adults, and Elderly Persons
  • Alessandro Pompei
  • chapter 9 Outcomes Are Dependent on Inputs
  • Does Risk Assessment Inform Service Delivery?
  • Maryanne Berry Scottye J. Cash
  • chapter 10 A Learning-Organization Approach to Evaluation
  • Lois Wright Kathy Paget
  • chapter 11 Outcome Studies in the Context of Organizational Inertia and Political Ideology
  • Frank Ainsworth
  • Harriet Ward
  • chapter 12 Family Service Centers
  • Lessons from National and Local Evaluations
  • Anita Lightburn
  • chapter 2 The Black Box
  • Accounting for Program Inputs When Assessing Outcomes
  • Edith Fein
  • chapter 3 The Evaluation of “Community Building”
  • Measuring the Social Effects of Community-Based Practice
  • Robert J. Chaskin
Control code
on1013889339
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351328111
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013889339
Label
Assessing outcomes in child and family services : comparative design and policy issues, editors, Anthony N. Maluccio, Cinzia Canali, Tiziano Vecchiato
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published 2002 by Transaction Publishers
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • chapter 4 Outcome-Based Evaluation of National Health and Social Programs
  • Tiziano Vecchiato
  • chapter 5 Nonexperimental Methods of Evaluating Social Programs
  • Applications for Child And Family Services
  • Robert M. Goerge
  • chapter 6 An Intervention to Reduce Smoking Habits through Counseling from the General Practitioner
  • Giovanni Pilati, Elizabeth Tamang, and Luca Gino Sbrogiò
  • Harriet Ward
  • chapter 7 Improving Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents
  • Strategies and Lessons
  • Chapter 1 Current Initiatives in the Development of Outcome-Based Evaluation of Children’s Services
  • John Landsverk Inger Davis
  • chapter 8 Evaluating Social and Health Services for Children, Adults, and Elderly Persons
  • Alessandro Pompei
  • chapter 9 Outcomes Are Dependent on Inputs
  • Does Risk Assessment Inform Service Delivery?
  • Maryanne Berry Scottye J. Cash
  • chapter 10 A Learning-Organization Approach to Evaluation
  • Lois Wright Kathy Paget
  • chapter 11 Outcome Studies in the Context of Organizational Inertia and Political Ideology
  • Frank Ainsworth
  • Harriet Ward
  • chapter 12 Family Service Centers
  • Lessons from National and Local Evaluations
  • Anita Lightburn
  • chapter 2 The Black Box
  • Accounting for Program Inputs When Assessing Outcomes
  • Edith Fein
  • chapter 3 The Evaluation of “Community Building”
  • Measuring the Social Effects of Community-Based Practice
  • Robert J. Chaskin
Control code
on1013889339
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351328111
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013889339

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