Family Program Evaluation

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Alberta Family Wellness Initiative Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

Video - Using the ACE Questionnaire in Practice Rahil Briggs Dr. Rahil Briggs (Healthy Steps at Montefiore) sees nurturing childhood experiences that build brains for life-long mental health as the foundation of a successful society. Dr. Briggs found the easiest and least expensive way to determine what children needed family intervention services was to ask their parents the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) questions. Parents with the highest ACE scores received the most intensive interventions. Related ACE Documents

Association of Family Resource Programs. Association of Family Resource Programs.

e-Valuation Quick, simple online evaluation for family resource programs.

Child Welfare Information Gateway Child Welfare Information Gateway

Evaluating Family Support Services
Methods include home visitation, child development assessment, parenting skills education, homemaker services, and social and emotional support services

FAF Software FAF Software

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Children’s Bureau is excited to announce that FAF Web tool is available in Canada and currently being used by the following agencies to facilitate the implementation of OBSD .
Hull Child and Family Services
McMan Youth Family and Community Services
Unlimited Potential Community Services
Grande Prairie Public School District
Mahmawi-atoskiwin

FAF CAPTURES THE PROTECTIVE FACTORS
The Strengthening Families Approach to child abuse prevention and other human services is based on 5 protective factors that have been proven to promote healthy family life and contribute to parents' and children's well being.
  • FAF Software's assessment and service planning tools are centered on these same 5 factors. Click on the image to see how FAF captures them.
  • FAF's assessment consists of 8 primary factors and 59 sub-factors; 30 of the 59 sub-factors capture the Protective Factors.
  • FAF Software is research validated for both its validity (measures what it intends to measure) and its reliability (instrument consistency). Visit our library of research articles here.

Help strengthen families today. Get free tools in the 2018 Prevention Resource Guide. Chapter 1 describes approaches based on protective factors that reduce risk of child maltreatment & promote kids' healthy development.

FAF Web integrates the research-validated Family Assessment Form © tool with improved case management functions.  With FAF Web, case workers can track information from intake through contacts, service planning, and case closure.  Its service planning feature is an efficient tool for incorporating strengths and concerns into goals developed by case workers and families.  FAF Web meets all needs by tracking and reporting on data related to family functioning, service plans, contact notes, closing summaries, caseload reports, demographic reports, and a host of other evaluation functions.  The newest version of the FAF Web, has all the features of the original FAF Pro software integrated into a platform that users can connect with any time, from anywhere.   The Family Assessment Form (FAF) is the ideal tool for assessment and case management in the family services field is a practitioner developed, user-friendly tool designed to help child welfare and family support workers assess family functioning, develop meaningful service plans, monitor progress, and to assist agencies in measuring program outcomes. The FAF tool tracks, among others, clear indicators of child safety, child well-being, permanence, and family and community support and is the ideal tool for assessment and case management in the family services field. It is a state-of-the-art case management platform designed to support best-practice service planning, program improvement, evaluation, and reporting specifically for family strengthening and home visitation programs.. The newest version of the Family Assessment Form Software, FAF Web, has all the features of the original FAF Pro software integrated into a platform that users can connect with any time, from anywhere. To upgrade to FAF Web or to set up a webinar and discuss purchasing options, please contact: Kaya Okuniewski, FAF Program Manager, at

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An Evaluation of Health and Safety Hazards in Family Based Day Care Homes in Philadelphia Child & Youth Care Forum April 2011, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 151-157
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The aims of this study were to evaluate FDCH providers’ knowledge of hazards and their understanding of actions required to mediate hazards. It also objectively assesses the presence of hazards in the home-based childcare facilities in low-income neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Results indicate that while hazard awareness levels among providers were relatively high, action to remove these hazards was not present in many of the homes. These findings suggest that training and enabling FDCH providers on how to carry out safety behavior is warranted to ensure improved safety conditions in these environments.

University of Wisconsin‐Madison and University of Wisconsin–Extension University of Wisconsin‐Madison and University of Wisconsin–Extension

Culturally Appropriate Programming: What Do We Know About Evidence Based Programs for Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Youth and their Families?(pdf).
With the growing interest in evidence‐based programs for the prevention of juvenile delinquency and other youth problems comes an increased concern about the cultural appropriateness of these programs for youth and families from various cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. The current research on how programs might vary in their effectiveness for youth and families from different cultural backgrounds is not conclusive. However, there is a growing body of research that is beginning to provide some insights. In this paper, we summarize what is known and what areas are in need of more research.