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Helping Children of Rural, Methamphetamine-Involved FamiliesThe Case of Rural Illinois$
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Wendy Haight, Teresa Ostler, James Black, and Linda Kingery

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326055

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326055.001.0001

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The Research Program

The Research Program

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(p.30) Chapter Three The Research Program
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Helping Children of Rural, Methamphetamine-Involved Families
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Wendy Haight

Teresa Ostler

James Black

Linda Kingery

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326055.003.0003

This chapter provides an overview of the mixed methods research strategy. The site of the research is predominantly white, working-class, rural Illinois in the early 21st century. Participants were twenty-nine children in foster care because of parent methamphetamine misuse, four mothers recovering from methamphetamine addiction, seven foster parents of children from methamphetamine-involved families, and twenty-eight knowledgeable rural professionals (child welfare and law enforcement professionals, substance abuse and mental health providers and educators). Methods included extensive participant observation primarily shadowing child welfare investigators; in-depth, audiotaped individual interviews with adults and children; and standardized psychological testing of children.

Keywords:   health, parental substance misuse, parental substance abuse, methamphetamine, audiotaped individual interviews, psychological testing

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