Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Laura Boisen

Second Advisor

Lois Bosch

Third Advisor

Shelly Richardson


An evaluation of the Collaborative Service Worker Program from

the parent’s perspective was completed using a mixed method survey

design. A sample of 202 families was drawn from referrals made to the

Collaborative Service Worker Program in the past 18 months to receive a

self-administered questionnaire. Results show that parents see this early

intervention in a respectful, non-governmental based manner as

beneficial to both the child and their families. The evaluation of the

effectiveness of the Collaborative Service Worker Program added to the

body of knowledge supporting the success of early intervention with "at

risk" children and families and provided, direction for a developing



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