Family Assessments

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Action 4 Child Protection Action 4 Child Protection

Family Centered Practice and Child Safety Management With increasing prominence, family centered practice continues to influence CPS intervention in most child welfare agencies. Although family centered practice is promoted formally in agency mission statements and informally within organizational culture, it often is not well delineated with respect to its specific application in practice and decision making. In no area of intervention is enlisting caregivers as partners in the decision making process more critical than for the purpose of safety management. The essence of this partnership is to create an alliance with the caregiver in which both you and the family have a mutually vested interest in assuring the safety of the child

Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional (ASQ:SE) Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional (ASQ:SE)

Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2™)—a parent-completed, highly reliable system focused solely on social and emotional development in young children. Accurately identifying behavior through ASQ:SE-2 paves the way for next steps—further assessment, specialized intervention or ongoing monitoring, for examples—to help children reach their fullest potential during their most formative early years.

Assessing Parenting Assessing Parenting

Nurturing Skills Competency Scale
The NSCS is a criterion referenced, self-report inventory designed to provide comprehensive information about the “quality of life” issues that families face as they attempt to put into practice the new parenting beliefs, knowledge and skills.

Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA) Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA)

The Assessment of Parenting Capacity in Aboriginal Families–Issues and Challenges for Judicial Administration, Some considerations for clinical and judicial decision making

Casey Foundation (U.S) Casey Foundation (U.S)

Casey Foster Family Assessments These free, online tools allow foster parent applicants to self report on their strengths and training needs in areas of foster child development, caring for challenging children, worker and agency challenges, co-parenting, integrating foster children, and kinship care. Workers also assess the applicants to generate easy–to-use comparison reports foster children, and kinship care. Workers also assess the applicants to generate easy–to-use comparison reports.

Child Welfare Information Gateway Child Welfare Information Gateway

Comprehensive Family Assessment is the ongoing practice of informing decision-making by identifying, considering, and weighing factors that impact children, youth, and their families. Assessment occurs from the time children and families come to the attention of the child welfare system-or before-and continues to case closure

Identification, screening, and assessment of child abuse & neglect Provides an overview of the most common methods used for assessing parents and suspected child abuse offenders, including interviews, observations, general personality measures, offender-specific measures, and specialized risk assessment models

Children’s Bureau - New Family Assessment Form Website Children’s Bureau - New Family Assessment Form Website

FAF Web is the ideal tool for assessment and case management in the family services field. It is a state-of-the-art case management platform designed to support best-practice service planning, program improvement, evaluation, and reporting specifically for family strengthening and home visitation programs. With FAF Web, case workers can track information from intake through contacts, service planning, and case closure. With the development of FAF Web, the latest iteration of FAF Software, Children's Bureau has made tremendous progress, and will suspend support to FAF Pro on December 31, 2014. The newest version of the Family Assessment Form Software, FAF Web, has all the features of the original FAF Pro software integrated into a platform that users can connect with any time, from anywhere. To upgrade to FAF Web, or if you have any questions and would like to schedule a webinar, please contact them at faf@all4kids.org.

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Tools for Family Assessment Family assessment tools identify the strengths and protective qualities of the family unit and are used to evaluate the environment in which children live. While strengths relate to positive attributes such as displays of affection and financial stability, protective qualities pertain to shielding the child from negatives both internal and external. Family assessment tools bring to light the strengths and weaknesses of family dynamics, allowing members to consciously increase the influence of nurturing attributes while curtailing harmful ones.

Excellence For Children and Youth Excellence For Children and Youth

Method Mini-Tool Kit
Focus Group Interviews: An Overview
Qualitative interviewing
Using Questionnaires
Case studies

FAF Software FAF Software

Children’s Bureau is excited to announce that FAF Web tool is available in Canada and currently being used by the following agencies to facilitate the implementation of OBSD .
Hull Child and Family Services
McMan Youth Family and Community Services
Unlimited Potential Community Services
Grande Prairie Public School District
Mahmawi-atoskiwin

FAF Web integrates the research-validated Family Assessment Form © tool with improved case management functions.  With FAF Web, case workers can track information from intake through contacts, service planning, and case closure.  Its service planning feature is an efficient tool for incorporating strengths and concerns into goals developed by case workers and families.  FAF Web meets all needs by tracking and reporting on data related to family functioning, service plans, contact notes, closing summaries, caseload reports, demographic reports, and a host of other evaluation functions.  The newest version of the FAF Web, has all the features of the original FAF Pro software integrated into a platform that users can connect with any time, from anywhere.   The Family Assessment Form (FAF) is the ideal tool for assessment and case management in the family services field is a practitioner developed, user-friendly tool designed to help child welfare and family support workers assess family functioning, develop meaningful service plans, monitor progress, and to assist agencies in measuring program outcomes. The FAF tool tracks, among others, clear indicators of child safety, child well-being, permanence, and family and community support and is the ideal tool for assessment and case management in the family services field. It is a state-of-the-art case management platform designed to support best-practice service planning, program improvement, evaluation, and reporting specifically for family strengthening and home visitation programs.. The newest version of the Family Assessment Form Software, FAF Web, has all the features of the original FAF Pro software integrated into a platform that users can connect with any time, from anywhere. To upgrade to FAF Web or to set up a webinar and discuss purchasing options, please contact: Kaya Okuniewski, FAF Program Manager, at kayaokuniewski@all4kids.org

 

FAM-III™ FAM-III™

Family Assessment Measure–III The FAM-III is an assessment of family functioning. It is unique in its ability to provide a multirater and multigenerational (within the family) assessment of functioning across six universal clinical parameters and two validity scales. Its capacity for differentiation makes it well-suited to clinical assessment and treatment monitoring. Based on the Process Model of Family Functioning, the FAM–III assessment can be completed by preadolescent, adolescent, and adult family members.

Free To Grow Free To Grow

Family Assessment Tool Case management staff at Lincoln Action Program in Lincoln, Nebraska, utilize a validated Family Assessment Tool (FAT) to create a profile of each family's strengths and to identify areas where the family may have a need for services or support. The FAT is a holistic instrument, which allows the caseworker and the family to look at issues that may be present in 21 different life domains. Examples include: managing financial resources, parenting, domestic violence, career development, childcare, drugs and alcohol, legal issues and others. This assessment is repeated at program-designated intervals to yield both pre- and post measures of the families' functioning level in each of the FAT's life domains. Information from the FAT profile is used to help the family create short and long-term goals and actions plans.

John Hopkins School of Nursing John Hopkins School of Nursing

The Danger Assessment helps to determine the level of danger an abused woman has of being killed by her intimate partner. It is free and available to the public. Using the Danger Assessment requires the weighted scoring and interpretation that is provided after completing the training. The Danger Assessment is available in a variety of languages.

KIPS KIPS

KIPS: Keys to Interactive Parenting Scale With the KIPS parenting assessment you can document parenting outcomes. KIPS measures 12 key facets of parenting that you can use in partnership with families to promote parent-child relationships, promote learning and support confidence.

National Family Preservation Network National Family Preservation Network

North Carolina Family Assessment Scale for Reunification (NCFAS-R) The scale is used to determine how a family is functioning. They also may be important to determining the risk of out-of-home placement or successful reunification for a family in the context of family strengths and problems. The NCFAS-R, in addition to the original five domains of the NCFAS (Environment, Parental Capabilities, Family Interactions, Family Safety, and Child Well-Being) adds the two domains of Caregiver/Child Ambivalence and Readiness for Reunification.

PerformWell PerformWell

Caregiver Knowledge of Child Development Inventory The CKCDI was developed after an extensive review of measurement instruments designed to assess maternal knowledge of child development. The CKCDI instrument can be used to help identify whether parents or caregivers are aware of when infants and young children begin to acquire basic developmental skills as well as when caregivers should start to provide children with basic opportunities for developmental stimulation.

Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale (CHAOS) The CHAOS scale is a questionnaire filled out by parents that is designed to assess the level of confusion and disorganization in the child’s home environment. Age of children not specified, but the assessment appears targeted for homes with infants and toddlers

Parent-Teen Communication about Sexual Risk - PTSRC-III This is an eight-item subscale of a self-report instrument for measuring the amount of communication about sexual risk and sexual risk reduction occurring between parents and their adolescent children, as reported by the adolescent. It has been tested with older adolescents and young adults

Screen for Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) The Screen for Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED)-Child Report instrument consists of 41 items asking the parent (or caregiver) to indicate how often a descriptive phrase regarding how their child may have felt over the course of the previous three months is true

Family Attachment Subscale The Family Attachment Scale is part of the Communities That Care (CTC) Youth Survey. This survey is designed to measure adolescent substance abuse, delinquency/antisocial behavior, related problem behaviors such as school dropout, and the risk and protective factors that increase or decrease the likelihood of these adolescent behaviors. The survey measures 16 risk factors and 9 protective factors at the individual, peer, family, school, and community levels.

Proactive Resolutions Proactive Resolutions

Brief Spousal Assault Form for the Evaluation of Risk (B-SAFER) Manual and Worksheets The B-SAFER is a set of comprehensive structured professional judgment (SPJ) guidelines for assessing and managing risk for intimate partner violence. The B-SAFER is based on the SARA and was designed for use by police and other justice agencies.

Ramex Ramex

Calgary Family Assessment Model: How to Apply in Clinical Practice (Nursing/Health) The Calgary Family Assessment Model (CFAM) is a comprehensive three-pronged structural, develop-mental and functional family assessment framework

Slideshare Slideshare

Tools in Family Assessment What the difference between family life cycle and family life line ???

Southwest GRID Southwest GRID

E-Safety for Social Workers As part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, the South West Grid for Learning has produced its first targeted training and toolkit for professionals who complete family assessments. This course is of particular relevance to social workers.

Statistic Solutions Statistic Solutions

Life Innovations Inc - Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scale IV (FACES-IV) The Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scale (FACES-IV) was developed to evaluate the adaptability and cohesion dimensions in family interactions. The most current version, FACES IV itself, is comprised of six family scales--two balanced and four unbalanced--of 7 items each, making 42 items. The FACES IV Package includes the Family Communication Scale and Family Satisfaction Scale, to round out its Circumplex Model, and making a grand total of 62 items.

The Family Map Inventories The Family Map Inventories

The Family Map Inventories encourages healthy family engagement. Using the Inventories, early childcare programs help families navigate these important early years of childhood.

University of Victoria Centre for Youth & Society University of Victoria Centre for Youth & Society

On-Line Tool Kit For Evaluating Youth And Family Programs

Guide for Needs Assessment is a tool that will help workers and youth work together as a team. The guide will help them to figure out what each young person can or could do well (their capabilities and capacities) and, also, what is ‘needed,’ that is, if there is anything missing, absent or required in a young person’s life