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<jats:sec><jats:title>Objective:</jats:title><jats:p> The measurement of Family Feedback on Child Welfare Services (FF-CWS) is gaining prominence as an efficacy indicator and is coherent with concerns about family-centered practice and empowerment. The aim of this study was to develop and validate an instrument that would overcome the scarcity of psychometrically sound measures in this field. </jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Methods:</jats:title><jats:p> Following item construction and selection, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses with a sample of 263 Spanish (52%) and Portuguese (48%) caregivers of children involved with CWS were conducted. </jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Results:</jats:title><jats:p> Three subscales were identified: Intervention Efficacy, Perception of Workers, and Satisfaction with the Intervention Process. In general, all dimensions showed good reliability, convergent, and criterion-related validity results. Multigroup analyses confirmed measurement invariance for both countries. </jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Conclusions:</jats:title><jats:p> The FF-CWS Questionnaire is a brief self-report measure that can be a useful assessment tool to frontline practitioners, agency managers, and policy makers for program evaluation and planning. </jats:p></jats:sec>

Original publication

DOI

10.1177/1049731516642842

Type

Journal article

Journal

Research on Social Work Practice

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Publication Date

02/2018

Volume

28

Pages

203 - 213