Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Chang, Janet C.

Second Advisor

Quijano, Paula

Third Advisor

McCaslin, Rosemary


Families of children with a mental disorder typically have many stressors due to their children's behavioral functioning. These families do not always choose to receive community-based services that are intended to decrease the stressors within the families and prevent the children from being placed out of the families' homes. This study investigated the relationship between clients' functioning during their initial assessment provided by the Victor Community Support Services (VCSS), compared to their functioning when they were discharged from VCSS based on the families utilization of community-based services.

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