Campus Location

Abilene Campus

Date of Award

Spring 4-17-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Social Work

Degree Name

Master of Science in Social Work

Committee Chair

Alan Lipps

Second Committee Member

Stephen Baldridge

Third Committee Member

Barbara Robertson

Abstract

When children are in CPS care, there is a strong desire to ensure that their cases are executed so the children end up in safe, permanent environments as quickly as possible. To facilitate this goal, there is a partnership between CPS and an organization called CASA, which provides advocacy and support to ensure that the children have their rights represented in court proceedings. To help achieve this goal, Montgomery County has implemented the Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) model. This model seeks to obtain better outcomes for children by engaging with the child’s family and the community around them. This study is designed to assess the usefulness of the CFE model in Montgomery County. It seeks to identify places where the model could be improved and where it is failing.

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