There are no pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Project Connect.
Formal Support for Implementation
There is formal support available for implementation of Project Connect as listed below:
As part of the training package, implementation assistance is included in the form of technical support. The formal support varies depending on the needs of the provider community. For example, one site had monthly case and program consultation with the Project Connect team via phone and then a follow-up site visit after the first year. Another site is receiving ongoing training via a Webinar format. A third site has received technical support via review of their RFA, a pre-training forum, and recently, they sent a joint provider/child welfare team to Rhode Island to see Project Connect operationalized.
There are fidelity measures for Project Connect as listed below:
The Project Connect Fidelity Measurement process is divided into two different but connected elements.
- The first being a Functional Assessment which is more Subjective (observation, description, opinion) in nature of the Models’ components of Teamwork, Relationship, and Modeling.
- The second being a mostly objective (probably true facts) measurement of the Models’ components of Structural Fidelity, Procedural Fidelity, and Family Engagement.
Implementation Guides or Manuals
There are implementation guides or manuals for Project Connect as listed below:
The guide includes the philosophy, instruments, and fidelity measures needed to implement this model.
Research on How to Implement the Program
Research has not been conducted on how to implement Project Connect.