Scientific Rating:
Supported by Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Homebuilders® 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 Homebuilders® as listed below:

The Intensive Family Preservation Services Implementation Guide provides policy makers, funders, program developers, and administrators with tools for assessing capacity and planning for implementation of Homebuilders® programs. Topics include:

  • Examining need
  • Assessing capacity
  • Identifying system supports and barriers
  • Preparing for program startup.

The guide is available through the Institute for Family Development. To purchase the guide, email Shelley Leavitt, PhD, at sleavit@institutefamily.org, or call her at 253-874-3630.

Individuals can assess their skill readiness to be a Homebuilders® therapist through use of the Initial Professional Development Plan, a 36-item checklist which includes:

  • Ability to implement behavioral interventions
  • Ability to use critical thinking skills in designing clinical interventions
  • Ability to active listen to multiple family members at one time.

The checklist can be found at www.institutefamily.org/pdf/Initial-Pro-Dev-Plan.pdf.

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Homebuilders® as listed below:

The Homebuilders® quality enhancement and training (QUEST) division provides ongoing clinical and program management consultation and site development services to sites replicating the model.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Homebuilders® as listed below:

Each of the 20 Homebuilders® Standards has multiple fidelity measures. They are available at http://www.institutefamily.org.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Homebuilders® as listed below:

The Homebuilders® Implementation Guide contains program standards, fidelity measures, and clinical and supervisory tools.

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has not been conducted on how to implement Homebuilders®.