Family Connections (FC)

Scientific Rating:
3
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

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

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Family Connections (FC) as listed below:

Assessments of Individual and organizational readiness and of organizational culture and climate are available.

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Family Connections (FC) as listed below:

Training and technical assistance (including coaching) is provided by a team at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and ACTION for Child Protection.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Family Connections (FC) as listed below:

There are three fidelity instruments available for use: the Fidelity Self-Assessment, the Case Review Instrument, and the Supervisory Fidelity Assessment instrument.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Family Connections (FC) as listed below:

A Replication Implementation Manual was developed for the 8 federally funded sites. Current replications collaborate with the FC Technical Assistance Team during the installation stage to develop an implementation work plan.

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has been conducted on how to implement Family Connections (FC) as listed below:

  • Filene, J. H., Brodowski, M. L., & Bell, J. (2014) Using cost analysis to examine variability in replications of an efficacious child neglect prevention program. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 8(4), 375-396. doi:10.1080/15548732.2014.939249