Faith-based social services : measures, assessments and effectiveness. /
Contributor(s): Cnaan, Ram A. (ed.)Publisher: New York, NY Haworth Press 2006Description: 302 pISBN: 0789035243; 9780789035240Subject(s): Human Services United States | Church And State | Youth Services For | Social Services | High School Dropouts | Evaluation | Assessment | Welfare To Work | Religion | Social ServicesDDC classification: 361.75 FAI
"Co-published simultaneously as Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, Volume 25, Numbers 3/4 2006." Includes bibliographical references and index. Alternative title: Journal of religion and spirituality in social work. Contents: Section I: Conceptual analysis. Introduction / Ram A. Cnaan, Stephanie C. Boddie -- Chapter 1. Setting the context : assessing the effectiveness faith-based social services / Ram A. Cnaan, Stephanie C. Boddie -- Chapter 2. Finding congregations : developing conceptual clarity in the study of faith-based social services / Charlene C. McGrew, Ram A. Cnaan -- Chapter 3. Detecting and decomposing the "faith factor"in social-service provision and absorption / George M. von Furstenberg -- Chapter 4. Faith-based programs and the role of empirical research / Bruce A. Thyer -- Chapter 5. Social service research and religion : thoughts about how to measure intervention-based impact / David A. Zanis, Ram A. Cnaan -- Chapter 6. Testing faith : improving the evidence base on faith-based human services / Robert L. Fischer, Judson D. Stelter -- Section II: Emerging empirical findings. Introduction / Stephanie C. Boddie, Ram A. Cnaan -- Chapter 7. How do they fit? : assessing the role of faith-based organizations [organisations] in social service provision / Elizabeth A. Graddy -- Chapter 8. Investigating the implementation of charitable choice / Wolfgang Bielefeld -- Chapter 9. The effectiveness of faith-based welfare-to-work programs : a story of specialization [specialisation] / Stephen V. Monsma -- Chapter 10. A faith-based alternative youth education program : evaluating a participatory research approach / Jill Witmer Sinha -- Chapter 11. Evaluating the effectiveness of faith-based welfare agencies : methodological challenges and possibilities / Susan E. Grettenberger, John P. Bartkowski, Steven R. Smith -- Chapter 12. Assessing the effectiveness of faith-based programs : a local network perspective / David Campbell, Eric Glunt -- Chapter 13. Belief systems in faith-based human service programs / F. Ellen Netting, Mary Katherine O'Connor, Gaynor Yancey -- Concluding remarks: Common findings and challenges / Stephanie C. Boddie, Ram A. Cnaan.