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Families First of Michigan

Scientific Rating:
NR
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
High
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. Families First of Michigan has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Family Stabilization Programs, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Children who are at high risk of removal from their families due to abuse or neglect.

For children/adolescents ages:

For parents/caregivers of children ages:

Brief Description

Families First of Michigan offers families intensive and short-term crisis intervention and family education services in their home for four weeks (with the possibility of an extension up to a maximum of six weeks) using the Families First of Michigan model. Families First of Michigan workers are available and accessible to the family 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The workers assist families by establishing individual family goals designed to reduce risk of out of home placement and increase child safety. Families First of Michigan workers assist families in meeting goals by teaching, modeling, and reinforcing appropriate parenting and by providing concrete services and connections to community services.


Program Goals:

The goals of Families First of Michigan include:

  • Ninety-five percent (95%) of families served will not require an out-of-home placement during program participation.
  • Ninety percent (90%) of the families served shall be shown to have avoided placement after three (3) months of termination with the Families First of Michigan program.
  • Eighty-five percent (85%) of the families served shall be shown to have avoided placement after six (6) months of termination with the Families First of Michigan program.
  • Seventy-five percent (75%) of the families served shall be shown to have avoided placement after twelve (12) months of termination with the Families First of Michigan program.

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Essential Components, Published Relevant Peer-Reviewed Research, Education and Training Resources, etc.

Contact Information

Name: Guy L. Thompson
Title: Family Preservation Manager
Agency/Affiliation: Michigan Department of Human Services
Email:
Phone: (517) 335-3704
Fax: (517) 241-7047

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: September 2013

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: December 2011

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: December 2011