A community response to tragedy: Individualized services for families

JoAnn Ray, Layne K. Stromwall, Steven Neumiller, Marilee Roloff

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    The murder of a 13-year-old young woman mobilized one community to initiate a "wraparound" service model for their most hard-to-reach families. These families struggled with parental substance abuse, youth at high risk, and associated complex needs cutting across existing categorical programs. The strength and empowerment based program, in which interventions were designed specific to each family, presented challenges in evaluating outcomes with traditional standardized instruments. This paper describes the project, its outcomes for families and youth, and the evaluation design that evolved to measure outcomes in a strength-based program with no uniform intervention.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)39-54
    Number of pages16
    JournalChild and Adolescent Social Work Journal
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 1998

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • Social Sciences(all)


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