Key Takeaway

This interim report is part of an evaluation of Washington State DSHS Children's Administration’s implementation of the Solution Based Casework Practice Model.

This interim report was prepared for and submitted to Washington DSHS Children's Administration as part of an evaluation of their implementation of the Solution Based Casework Practice Model. The baseline survey of 809 parents included not only an analysis of parents' views of casework practices, but a complete review of: family demographic characteristics; parent risk factors; parents' views on the nature of their relationship with their social worker and the child welfare system; and parents' understanding of the services they need and the services they receive. All findings are cross-tabulated by Children's Administration region and service context (that is, whether the child is living at home or is in out-of-home care).


Marcenko, M., Newby, M., Lee, J., Courtney, M., & Brennan, K. (2009). Baseline parent survey analysis by state, region, and service context (Evaluation of Washington’s Solution-Based Casework Practice Model: Interim Report). Seattle, WA: University of Washington School of Social Work, Partners for Our Children.