Key Takeaway

This legislative brief provides highlights from the 2008 Parent Survey, with an emphasis on parents’ economic hardships, parents’ risk factors, and the differences between parents' and social workers' views of the parents' service needs.

This legislative brief provides highlights from the 2008 Parent Survey, with an emphasis on parents’ economic hardships (e.g., two-thirds were unemployed), parents’ risk factors (e.g., nearly one-half had suffered major depression within their lifetime), and the differences between parents' and social workers' views of the parents' service needs (e.g., parents said they need basic/concrete services more frequently than did social workers).