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This program is for families with children under 30 months old who are referred by child protective services, law enforcement, or other public health agencies on a basis of child neglect or risk of child maltreatment.
Partners with Families and Children: Spokane is a wraparound services program that offers case management, substance abuse and mental health services, parenting resources, and an individualized family care team. These services are offered as an intervention for the improvement of parent-child relationships.
Noevaluations of this program were identified.
This multidisciplinary intervention assigns families to a Family Team Coordinator who completes an initial assessment and a home visit with the family. From there, a core team is formed which includes the family, the Family Team Coordinator, and often establishes additional partnerships with schools, Head Start programs, and local public health, as well as any other agencies that may be necessary in order to meet the family’s needs. Family team meetings occur at least once a month and involve instruction and emphasis on the quality of parent-child relationships and interactions. Family Team Coordinators model appropriate relationships and behaviors and encourage and support parents in their development of competencies and self-reflection. Parents may also attend substance abuse or mental health counseling sessions through Partners with Families and Children: Spokane.
This program has been used in Spokane, Washington and has served over 500 families.
Please contact Partners with Families and Children: Spokane for information on training.
Some considerations when implementing the Partners with Families and Children: Spokane program include, but are not limited to, the following: securing trained and licensed professionals to provide counseling and family team coordination; retention of families; community support and collaboration; and parent willingness to attend classes and complete home practice activities.
The Clearinghouse can help address these considerations. Please call 1-877-382-9185, or email Clearinghouse@psu.edu
If you are interested in implementing Partners with Families and Childre: Spokane, the Clearinghouse is interested in helping you! Please call 1-877-382-9185, or email Clearinghouse@psu.edu
The completion time for the Partners with Families and Children: Spokane program varies depending on the Family Team’s particular services and needs. However, at minimum, the Family Care Team must meet once monthly.
The video materials and monthly consultation costs are approximately $525 per family.
To move the Partners with Families and Children: Spokane program to the Promising category on the Clearinghouse Continuum of Evidence, at least one evaluation should be performed demonstrating positive effects lasting at least six months from program completion.
The Clearinghouse can help you develop an evaluation plan to ensure the program components are meeting your goals. Please call 1-877-382-9185, or email Clearinghouse@psu.edu
Contact the Clearinghouse with any questions regarding this program. Phone: 1-877-382-9185 Email: Clearinghouse@psu.edu
You can also contact Partners with Families and Children: Spokane by phone at 1-509-473-4810, by fax at 1-509-473-4840, or on the website at www.partnerswithfamilies.org
*Resources and associated costs reflect those identified at the time of fact sheet publication.
For information on the source of this material, please see the PDF version of this fact sheet.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
and the Office of Family Policy, Children and Youth, U.S. Department of Defense under Award No. 2010-48709-21867
developed in collaboration with Penn State University.