Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Tony Bibus

Second Advisor

Laura Boisen

Third Advisor

Julie LaPoint


The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFRP) is Minnesota's version of the welfare reform mandated hy the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act of 1996. This exploratory qualitative study looked at the comprehensiveness of MFIP by interviewing parents who were using a local Crisis Nursery drop-in center and were receiving MFIP. This study explored whether the parents perceived that being on MFIP influenced their need for crisis nursery services or the decision to use the crisis nursery drop-in service. The interview focused on MFIP resources, the parents' need to be on MFIP, and their need to use the Crisis Nursery.


SC 11.MSW.2001.Norstad.TL

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