There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Homebuilders® as listed below:
The Intensive Family Preservation Services Implementation Guide provides policy makers, funders, program developers, and administrators with tools for assessing capacity and planning for implementation of Homebuilders® programs. Topics include:
- Examining need
- Assessing capacity
- Identifying system supports and barriers
- Preparing for program startup.
The guide is available through the Institute for Family Development. To purchase the guide, email Shelley Leavitt, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at 253-874-3630.
Individuals can assess their skill readiness to be a Homebuilders® therapist through use of the Initial Professional Development Plan, a 36-item checklist which includes:
- Ability to implement behavioral interventions
- Ability to use critical thinking skills in designing clinical interventions
- Ability to active listen to multiple family members at one time.
The checklist can be found at www.institutefamily.org/pdf/Initial-Pro-Dev-Plan.pdf.
Formal Support for Implementation
There is formal support available for implementation of Homebuilders® as listed below:
The Homebuilders® quality enhancement and training (QUEST) division provides ongoing clinical and program management consultation and site development services to sites replicating the model.
There are fidelity measures for Homebuilders® as listed below:
Each of the 20 Homebuilders® Standards has multiple fidelity measures. They are available at http://www.institutefamily.org.
Implementation Guides or Manuals
There are implementation guides or manuals for Homebuilders® as listed below:
The Homebuilders® Implementation Guide contains program standards, fidelity measures, and clinical and supervisory tools.
Research on How to Implement the Program
Research has not been conducted on how to implement Homebuilders®.