KEEP (Keeping Foster and Kin Parents Supported and Trained)

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

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program KEEP (Keeping Foster and Kin Parents Supported and Trained) 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 KEEP (Keeping Foster and Kin Parents Supported and Trained) as listed below:

Readiness and feasibility questionnaires followed by telephone calls prepare the site to implement KEEP. The pre-implementation planning typically takes 3 months. Please contact the program representative at the bottom of this page for more information.

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of KEEP (Keeping Foster and Kin Parents Supported and Trained) as listed below:

Weekly consultation is provided to support group leaders. Monthly reports are provided to track fidelity and progress. Please contact the program representative at the bottom of this page for more information.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for KEEP (Keeping Foster and Kin Parents Supported and Trained) as listed below:

The Fidelity Adherence Rating (FAR) is used to code sessions for fidelity to the KEEP model. The FAR a 14-item rating scale that is completed by the Oregon Coach of the Local Coach (depending on what stage the implementation is). Please contact the program representative at the bottom of this page for more information.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for KEEP (Keeping Foster and Kin Parents Supported and Trained) as listed below:

Manuals are used and are available in English, Spanish and Danish.

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has been conducted on how to implement KEEP (Keeping Foster and Kin Parents Supported and Trained) as listed below:

Buchanan, R., Chamberlain, P., Price, J. M., & Sprengelmeyer, P. (2013). Examining the equivalence of fidelity over two generations of KEEP implementation: A preliminary analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(1), 188-193.

Chamberlain, P., Feldman, S. W., Wulczyn, F., Saldana, L., & Forgatch, M. (2016). Implementation and evaluation of linked parenting models in a large urban child welfare system. Child Abuse & Neglect, 53, 27-39. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.09.013