30 Days to Family®

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Scientific Rating:
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. 30 Days to Family® has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Resource Parent Recruitment and Training Programs, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Children ages 0-17 who have just entered or re-entered foster care and their families

For children/adolescents ages: 0 – 17

Brief Description

30 Days to Family® is an intense and short-term intervention that aims to place children with safe and appropriate relatives within 30 days of entering foster care. This program aims to meet mandates which require states to identify and provide notice of the child entering foster care to all grandparents and other adult relatives within 30 days of the child entering state custody. The concentrated efforts and low caseloads of 30 Days to Family® is designed to make placement with relatives possible, while also aiming to support the family so placement stability is maintained. 30 Days to Family® utilizes workers with experience in child welfare and a natural ability to locate and engage relatives.

Program Goals:

The goals of 30 Days to Family® are:

  • Identify at least 80 relatives or kin per case
    • Identify an average of 150 relatives over the history of cases
  • Secure one kinship placement in 98% of cases
    • Secure at least one backup placement for 75% of children served
    • Secure at least two backup placements for 40% of children served
  • Place 70% of children with relatives/kin within 30 days of entering care or by case closure

Contact Information

Melanie Moredock
Agency/Affiliation: The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
Website: www.foster-adopt.org
Phone: (314) 367-8373
Fax: (314) 241-0715

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: August 2016

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: February 2018

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: September 2016