Neighbor to Family Sibling Foster Care Model

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

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Neighbor to Family Sibling Foster Care Model 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 Neighbor to Family Sibling Foster Care Model as listed below:

A peer Program Review process is coordinated through the Director of Continuous Quality Improvement at the Corporate Headquarters. It is not publicly available.

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Neighbor to Family Sibling Foster Care Model as listed below:

Support is provided through the program’s centralized administrative headquarters and includes programmatic, human relations, finance, communications, and continuous quality improvement components.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Neighbor to Family Sibling Foster Care Model as listed below:

The Program Review scoring document evaluates the implementation on contract compliance, human resources, intensive staff training, information technology, continuous quality improvement and risk management, financial management, sibling foster care, assessments and planning, family team meetings, birth parent involvement, stable placements, sexual safety, family preservation services, and Medicaid/therapeutic services. Training for both Peer Reviewers and site representatives is conducted in a joint orientation session with the program’s Director of Continuous Quality Improvement.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Neighbor to Family Sibling Foster Care Model as listed below:

The Neighbor to Family Program Manual is a comprehensive guide to the start-up of the sibling model. It is formatted by job position in the sibling model, and includes for each a formal job description, role-related policies and procedures, individual development (training) plan, reporting forms, performance review tools, satisfaction surveys, and selected readings (includes relevant research and agency background materials).

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has not been conducted on how to implement Neighbor to Family Sibling Foster Care Model.