Behavior Analysis Metrics and Applications for the Preservation & Reunification of Families (Brandon F. Greene, Ph.D. 2021). This text is an unparalleled account of 30+years serving families with a history of child maltreatment. It introduces a new capacity to assess Critical Family Periods -- times during which demands for child care and supervision are most challenging, but oppportunities for family enrichment are greatest. Chapters describe the development and application of a battery of metrics that quantify the physical and social conditions in the home (e.g., environmental neglect; interactions among family members). It includes studies of cases where children have been placed out of the home and illustrates the details involved in designing a reasonable effort to effect reunification while allowing for the possibility of a controlled failure when reunification is not possible.
Behavioral Metrics & Applications for Preservation & Reunification of Families
"Greene's first hand knowledge and evidence driven solutions make the system work for clients and the system itself. A must read for administrators and workers". Paul Brinker, MSW - School of Social Work, Southern Illinois University.
"...a treasure of examples involving research driven solutions for complex cases. I recommend the book to practitioners and professionals in child welfare. Bruce Thyer, Ph.D., LCSW, BCBA-D, Distinguished Research Professor of Social Work, Florida State IUniversity and Editor of Research on Social Work Practice.