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The Effectiveness of a Parent Mentoring Program in Child Welfare By Edward Cohen Note to reader: This example demonstrates an evaluative study where the main independent variable is the parent mentoring intervention (eventually to include others), and the dependent variables (outcomes) include engagement with the child welfare system and participation in decision-making about their children. Although not stated in this problem statement, an appropriate research design could be random assignment of parents to the parent partner intervention vs. other services “as usual.”
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1 Introduction Parents whose children are removed from their homes need a great deal of support if they are to meet expectations of caseworkers and the court in order for their children to return home. Parents facing acute crises (such as removal of a child from the home) or chronic stress resulting from poverty or illness, may temporarily have to rely on others to provide coping assistance. Those suspected of child abuse or neglect who also abuse alcohol or other drugs are even more
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