Master of Social Work (MSW)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
The study examines the socio-demographics of families participating in Las Vegas, Nevada's Intensive Family Preservation Program, the crisis precipitators that these families experience, and the services that were directed at the identified crisis precipitators. A qualitative research design was utilized in the analysis of 15 case files. Majority of the families experienced the following crisis precipitators: problems in parenting, children's behavioral and emotional problems, financial problems, substance abuse, and parent's emotional problems. The data suggested that family preservation workers are providing services to address the identified precipitators. The conclusions of this study indicate that intensive family preservation programs could be expanded to serve a larger population of families. Primary prevention programs could be developed to address the identified precipitators. Currently, family preservation programs focus primarily on secondary and tertiary prevention.
Family; Pathways; Preservation; Services
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Carman, Rebecca Ann, "Pathways to family preservation services" (2000). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1164.