Family Assessment Response (FAR)

Scientific Rating:
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Family Assessment Response (FAR) was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are no pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Family Assessment Response (FAR).

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Family Assessment Response (FAR) as listed below:

There is a state-level program consultant available to provide technical assistance and consultation. There are also quarterly regional communities of practice meetings that include discussions around FAR practice.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Family Assessment Response (FAR) as listed below:

A number of data elements can be collected to track fidelity to FAR, including Timeliness to first contact, Re-reports, and Number of FAR and Investigative reports. For information on the data elements, contact Qualitative review and assessment are provided through our Children and Family Service Review (CFSR) process. This may include development of a program improvement plan. For information on a program improvement plan, contact

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Family Assessment Response (FAR) as listed below:

There are FAR related bulletins and FAR Question & Answer available from Rebecca Wilcox. There are training materials available from Richard Dean.

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has not been conducted on how to implement Family Assessment Response (FAR).