Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
This study examined an important, yet underreported, area of family service agency assessments, the failure to adequately screen for substance abuse issues. A self-report screening instrument was used to accurately determine substance abuse frequency rates, instead of using the current clinician-directed questioning. New agency clients were randomly assigned to either the experimental group (self-report) or the control group (clinician-directed) to determine if assessment accuracy improved.
Graves, Gary Eugene, "Inadequate substance abuse assessment as a contributory factor to child abuse and neglect" (2003). Theses Digitization Project. 2455.