Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Art

First Advisor

Pamela Nickels

Second Advisor

Tyrone Apollo

Third Advisor

Edward R. Doerr


Although Family Preservation (FPS) programs have been intensely scrutinized and better evaluated than many other social service programs, more exploration will be required under the demands of managed care. This study examines program outcomes from a FPS program at Edgewood Children's Center in St. Louis, MO. These outcomes included the degree of positive change in family functioning and its' relationship to out-of-home placement, client satisfaction with services and the manner in which they were delivered, and the cost effectiveness of Family Preservation compared to foster care and residential treatment in Missouri. The author makes conclusions and recommendations about future research within the context of satisfying the documentation requirements of managed care, and implications for practice.

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