Document Category: Family-Centered Practice

Safe & Connected™ Practice Model

A model of practice that includes a research-informed framework, engaged assessments based on strengths, needs and risks, analytical decision making in partnership with families and the process of evidence-based practice.

Putting Family First: Developing an Evidence-Based Child Welfare Preventive Practice Model

This paper provides guidance for state child welfare agencies on what to consider when developing a preventive practice model that aligns with the requirements of Family First, addresses the unique needs of families within local communities and ensures that selected programs and practices can be implemented with quality. It is designed to help child welfare …

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Annie E. Casey Family First Communication Toolkit

A downloadable toolkit to help child welfare leaders, providers, advocates, and others talk about how the Family First Pre­ven­tion Ser­vices Act can help improve out­comes for chil­dren and families.

Family First Toolkit Part 3: Evaluating & Improving Quality

The tools in this kit align with the second phase of Family First Implementation: evaluating and improving quality. These tools focus on identifying and collecting the necessary data for Family First CQI and provide guidance to help jurisdictions build the infrastructure for a CQI process that identifies gaps in performance, explores underlying conditions, and promotes …

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Family First Toolkit Part 2: Implementation & Change Management

The tools in this kit align with the second phase of Family First Implementation: implementation and change management. These Chapin Hall tools provide a systematic way for jurisdictions to think through their vision and plan the activities that will help them reach their goals.

System Transformation Through Community Leadership: Strategies for building effective partnerships with Black and Brown communities

Chapin Hall has compiled key findings into five system transformation equity bulletins and a toolkit to make lessons from the research accessible to the field, and to promote testing and evaluation of key strategies. The Methods Report, a companion to the five equity bulletins and toolkit, describes the approach and methods used to develop strategies …

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Family Engagement Playbook

A collection of research-based actionable resources to strengthen individual competencies and organizational support for meaningful family engagement.