Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Davis, Thomas D.

Second Advisor

Perez-Johnson, Derrick

Third Advisor

McCaslin, Rosemary


The purpose of this study was to examine participants' perceptions on the effectiveness of the "Parents in Partnership" program (PIP) of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Parents in Partnership (PIP) is a collaborative effort between the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and parent partner paraprofessionals toward facilitation of safe reunification and permanency through education, support and mentoring of birth parents. The program's sole goal is the timely and safe reunification of children and their families. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with fourteen participants in the PIP program. Both mentors and mentees were interviewed.

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