Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Pabustan-Claar, Jennifer

Second Advisor

Brown, Laurel

Third Advisor

McCaslin, Rosemary


The purpose of this study was to identify the demographics, case characteristics, and outcomes of families that participate in Team Decision Making (TDM) within the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services, Children's Services Division. The study used secondary data from Riverside County Child Welfare System/Case Management System (CWS/CMS) and Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) databases. Data was collected from 2253 families that first entered CWS and participated in TDM between the years 2008-2012.

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