Assessing alternative and differential response: Implications for social work practice in diverse communities, executive summary
This study examines outcomes, processes, and community context for "Another Road to Safety" (ARS), a Differential Response intervention providing voluntary home visiting to families reported for child maltreatment. Using mixed methods and drawing on diverse data sources (including interviews, focus groups, administrative records, and census tract data), this research will examine implementation of the program model; clients' perspectives on services; preliminary client outcome data; and the impact of neighborhood factors on client outcomes. Findings will inform the development of a research-based curriculum that will facilitate skill-development in implementation, community engagement, and client understanding for Differential Response interventions.
Duerr Berrick, J., Branom, C., Conley, A. & Price, A. (2009). Assessing alternative and differential response: Implications for social work practice in diverse communities, executive summary. Berkley: University of California, Berkeley.