Teaching-Family Model (TFM)

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

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Teaching-Family Model (TFM) 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 Teaching-Family Model (TFM) as listed below:

There are materials that are customized appropriately to each agency, they include pre-assessment standards, reviewer checklists and other information designed to be reviewed with a representative of the association, or a representative from an accredited agency or an endorsed developer. These tools provide background and support necessary to prepare for the implementation which can last anywhere from 6 months to 24 months depending upon the agency’s readiness, cultural awareness of the model and strengths-based approach and behavior, and understanding of integrated systems. Contact the Teaching-Family Association for assistance (804.632.0155).

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Teaching-Family Model (TFM) as listed below:

There is a development and implementation process. There is tremendous flexibility for an agency interested in implementation. They may choose to work with an individual consultant developer or with an accredited agency (or any other variation that m ay suit the agency interested in development). Fees and supports are based upon the agency implementing's requirements and restrictions. Contact the Teaching Family Association at (804) 632-0155 for further information.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Teaching-Family Model (TFM) as listed below:

Fidelity is assessed through onsite review observation checklists as part of the accreditation process through the Teaching-Family Association. Contact Peggy McElgunn at (804) 632-0155 or peggymcelgunn@comcast.net for more information.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are no implementation guides or manuals for Teaching-Family Model (TFM).

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has been conducted on how to implement Teaching-Family Model (TFM) as listed below:

Fixsen, D., Blase, K., Timbers, G., & Wolf, M. (2007). In search of program implementation: 792 replications of the Teaching-Family Model. The Behavior Analyst Today, 8(1), 96-110.