As the year 2010 draws to a close, the National Family Preservation Network (NFPN) takes a look at the past even as we look forward to 2011. Here’s a recap of some of NFPN’s activities over the past year.
NFPN, in cooperation with Essential Learning, converted the Basic and Advanced Fatherhood Training Curricula into three online courses with 8 CEU credits available upon completion of all courses.
NFPN also continues to offer the courses through training packages with over 850 workers scheduled to be trained on these materials. NFPN developed a guide for meeting federal Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) standards on father-involvement.
To access the online courses, visit:
For more information and resources on father involvement, including the CFSR guide, visit:
NFPN offers reliable and valid assessment tools that measure family functioning. The tools are used in over 600 agencies in the United States, Canada, Australia, and other nations. Spanish versions of the tools are available and a research report has been published in Chile on use of the tools in that country. Over 800 workers received training on the tools this past year through the training packages.
For a complete list and description of all assessment tools and training packages, visit:
Training & Technical Assistance
NFPN provided webinars this past year on IFPS, father-involvement, and an overview of the NCFAS-G+R assessment tool. An information/training day was held in Atlanta, Georgia, on all of the resources that NFPN offers. Technical assistance on the assessment tools, privatization, IFPS rates, IFPS contracts, and decreasing deaths from child abuse/neglect was provided to programs in 6 states.
If you would like to have NFPN provide an information/training day in your state, or if you need technical assistance, please contact me, Priscilla Martens, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NFPN offers many free resources online. Here’s a sampling:
- What are the components of an effective child welfare system and what evidence-based programs are available in child welfare?
- All the nuts and bolts of starting or strengthening an Intensive Family Preservation Services program:
- How can the assessment tools be used for program evaluation?
- What can my agency do to help older youth?
If your agency has year-end funds available and you wish to make a purchase from NFPN, please note that all orders must be placed and paid by December 19. Easy online payment by credit card is available for fast turnaround and delivery!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You!