• Engaging families as partners to reduce the risk of neglect

      DePanfilis, Diane (1998-03-20)
      PowerPoint presentation at the 14th National Symposium on Child Sexual Abuse, Huntsville, March 20, 1998. Highlights types of child neglect and intervention principles and models.
    • Structured decision making and risk assessment: assessing neglect

      DePanfilis, Diane (1998-11-16)
      PowerPoint presentation at the 12th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Cincinnati, November 16-21, 1998. Highlights child neglect risk issues and assessment techniques.
    • Family Connections Integrated Measurements Table

      1999
      Table of psychological measurement instruments used in the Family Connections Project. Includes name of measure, outcome, associated protocol, and a full reference citation list for the measures.
    • Targeting Outcomes to Reduce the Risk of Neglect

      DePanfilis, Diane (1999-09-08)
      PowerPoint presentation at the 7th Oklahoma Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect & Health Family Oklahoma '99 Conference, September 8-10, 1999. Highlights assessment process, levels of outcomes, and achievement measurements for reducing the risk of child neglect.
    • Family Connections, Interview coordinator's manual: specifications for facilitating research interviews.

      DePanfilis, Diane; Ernst, Joy Swanson (1999-10)
      Interview coordinator's manual from the Family Connections program providing documentation for research protocols. Covers three types of interviews: Before intervention, at the close of intervention, and six months after the date of case closure.
    • Educating Practitioners to Work with Families in Tomorrow’s World

      Glazer-Semmel, Esta M.; DePanfilis, Diane; Tyler, Lucille (1999-12-01)
      PowerPoint presentation at the National Association for Family-Based Services 13th Annual Empowering Families Conference, Baltimore, Dec. 1-4, 1999. Highlights the content and process of training staff associated with the Family Connections community based program.
    • Back to the Future: Measuring the Effects of Community Based Practice

      DePanfilis, Diane; Ernst, Joy Swanson; Glazer-Semmel, Esta M. (1999-12-01)
      PowerPoint presentation at the National Association for Family-Based Services 13th Annual Empowering Families Conference in Baltimore, Dec. 1-4, 1999. Highlights research from Family Connections, a community based program providing early intervention techniques to prevent child neglect in families at risk.
    • Helping Families Connect to Meet Their Children’s Needs

      Glazer-Semmel, Esta M.; DePanfilis, Diane; Farr, Michelle (1999-12-01)
      PowerPoint presentatoin at the National Association for Family-Based Services 13th Annual Empowering Families Conference, Baltimore, Dec. 1-4, 1999. Highlights the goals of the Family Connections community based program. Includes guiding principles, screening criteria, child neglect risk, caregiver risk, intervention strategies and outcomes.
    • Helping Families Connect to Meet Their Children’s Needs Today and Tomorrow

      DePanfilis, Diane; Glazer-Semmel, Esta M.; Camp, Winette (2000-02-28)
      PowerPoint presentation at the Black Administrators in Child Welfare Annual Conference, Washington, DC, February 28-29, 2000 (theme title: Successful Outcomes for African American Children and Families in the New Millenium: A Renewed Commitment); Highlights the Family Connections program in Baltimore, Maryland, a collaborative effort of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, and other community agencies.
    • Applying an Outcomes Measurement Framework to Measure the Results of Prevention and Intervention Programs

      DePanfilis, Diane; Ting, Laura (2001-04-17)
      PowerPoint presentation at the Governor's 8th Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Baltimore, April 17, 2001. Discusses framework for defining, identifying, assessing, and measuring outcomes of programs.
    • Working with families to reduce the risk of neglect: Results from two demonstration projects

      DePanfilis, Diane; Dubowitz, Howard; Kelley, Susan, Ph.D. (2001-04-23)
      PowerPoint presentation at the 13th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (theme title: Faces of change: Embracing diverse cultures and alternative approaches), Albuquerque, NM, April 23-28, 2001. Highlights the services provided by 2 programs, Family Connections in Baltimore, MD, and Project Healthy Grandparents, in Fulton and DeKalb Counties, Georgia. Discusses caregiver and child risk factors, intervention philosophy and services, research methods, and targeted outcomes.
    • Measuring Child Welfare Outcomes: Safety, Well-Being, and Permanency

      DePanfilis, Diane; Ting, Laura (2001-06-20)
      PowerPoint presentation at the 9th Annual APSAC Colloquium, Washington, DC, June 20-23, 2001. Highlights important factors in measuring child welfare outcomes.
    • Screening for neglect prevention: Can the community identify families at risk for neglect?

      Ernst, Joy Swanson; DePanfilis, Diane; Dubowitz, Howard; Ting, Laura (2001-06-20)
      PowerPoint presentation at the 9th Annual American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), Washington, DC, June 20-23, 2001. Highlights screening criteria and identification of needs for families at possible risk of neglect.
    • Confirmatory factor analysis of the Neglect Scale in a low income sample

      Harrington, Donna; Zuravin, Susan J., 1944-; DePanfilis, Diane; Dubowitz, Howard; Ting, Laura (2001-07-22)
      "Purpose: To examine the reliability and validity of the Neglect Scale (Straus et al., 1995) when used with a low-income, inner-city sample"
    • Identifying intervention strategies and meeting reasonable effort requirements

      DePanfilis, Diane (2001-07-31)
      PowerPoint presentation at the national symposium entitled, "Child Neglect: Promising Approaches to Achieve Safety, Permanency, and Well-Being" (Baltimore, MD; July 31-Aug. 2, 2001). Highlights principles for working with families to reduce risk of neglect including assisting with basic needs, community outreach, family assessment/tailored intervention, and cultural considerations.
    • Therapeutic Visiting Pilot Project Annual Report 2001-2002

      Daining, Clara; Wechsler, Joe; DePanfilis, Diane (2002)
    • Making it Work: Using Data for Program Improvement

      DePanfilis, Diane; Daining, Clara; Park, Eunice, L.G.S.W.; Haynes, Kimberly (2002-04-12)
    • Designing and implementing computer-assisted interviews

      DePanfilis, Diane; Daining, Clara; Park, Eunice, L.G.S.W.; Haynes, Kimberly (2002-04-12)
      PowerPoint presentation at the 5th National Child Welfare Data Conference, National Resource Center for Information Technology in Child Welfare. (Conference title: Making it Work: Using Data for Program Improvement.) Highlights the advantages and challenges of using computer-assisted interviews (CAI). Discusses questionnaire development and includes examples.
    • Too little...too late!

      DePanfilis, Diane (2002-04-22)
    • Strengthening multi-ethnic families and communities: A promising group model to enhance prevention.

      Glazer-Semmel, Esta M.; Sullivan, Kathleen, L.G.S.W. (2002-04-25)
      The University of Maryland, Baltimore - Center for Families, Family Connections Program evaluated the process and outcomes of implementing the Strengthening Multi-Ethnic Families and Communities: A Violence Prevention Parent Training Program (SMEFC) with families at risk of child neglect. Families resided in the West Baltimore Empowerment Zone that is comprised of distressed neighborhoods filled with high levels of crime, violence, and substance abuse...