Together Facing the Challenge (TFTC)

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

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Together Facing the Challenge (TFTC) 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 Together Facing the Challenge (TFTC) as listed below:

The Agency Readiness Survey serves not only to prompt the agency staff to reflect on their work culture & their ability to implement our model, but also as the application for training. The survey is located on the program’s website (

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Together Facing the Challenge (TFTC) as listed below:

Follow-up consultation is currently a required element of Together Facing the Challenge. After the 3-day train-the-trainer workshop has been conducted, monthly consultation sessions are scheduled for the first year of implementation. Additional consultation can be arranged as needed.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Together Facing the Challenge (TFTC) as listed below:

Three fidelity measures are required:

  • The Training Evaluation Forms for each of the 7 sessions to ensure that agency staff members implement the training with fidelity.
  • The Parent Coaching Form assists direct care staff in evaluating program fidelity in the home.
  • The Supervisor TFTC Evaluation form assist supervisors in coaching direct care staff

An optional fidelity measure included in the Together Facing the Challenge manual is the Frontline Treatment Provider Scale. It is used by agency staff to assess caregiver's ability to effectively implement the 17 skill areas incorporated into the curriculum.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Together Facing the Challenge (TFTC) as listed below:

There is a Together Facing the Challenge toolkit that is included in the training. The Foster Parent Manual portion of the toolkit is available in Spanish. The Parent Coaching Form is also available in Spanish.

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has been conducted on how to implement Together Facing the Challenge (TFTC) as listed below:

Murray, M., & Culver, T. (2014). From theory to practice: One agency’s experience with implementing an evidence-based model. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23(5), 844–853.

Murray, M. E., Kohoury, D. Y., & Farmer, E. M. Z. (2018). Is more better? Examining whether enhanced consultation & coaching improves implementation. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 88(3), 376–385.