Celebrating 20 Years!
As we close out the year of celebrating NFPN’s 20th year of existence, we honor the founders of this organization whose enduring vision is the preservation of families. What higher goal can any of us achieve!
1. Comprehensive Reunification Study
This year the National Family Preservation Network (NFPN) has undertaken a comprehensive study of reunification.
Factors included in the study are:
- parent/child visits,
- level of father involvement,
- length of time the family receives services, and
- weekly tracking of hours of services provided.
An additional component of the study is exit instruments designed to allow the worker and the family to provide feedback that can be aligned with the assessment tool ratings.
Data collection will be wrapped up by the end of December and an analysis and findings will be released by spring of next year.
2. IFPS Guide to Father Involvement
In August NFPN published the IFPS Guide to Father Involvement. The Guide reviews the current state of father involvement and provides a step-by-step plan to involve fathers over the course of a six-week intervention.
This Guide is recommended reading for anyone who works with fathers, as most fathers are either involved early in the provision of services or not at all.
The free Guide is available here:
3. New Assessment Tool
In 2012 NFPN developed an assessment tool for use in least developed countries. The tool was field-tested in Ethiopia and Nepal, revised and finalized based on feedback from the two sites and five other international reviewers.
The tool is available here:
4. Use of Assessment Tools Expands
NFPN continues to offer three assessment tools that measure family functioning. These tools are used by over 800 agencies nationwide and in 16 countries. This year NFPN developed a prototype for a Web database for the tools.
5. Cultural Competence Study
NFPN completed a study of the assessment tools that examines cultural competence and inter-rater reliability. The findings will be released in January.
Helping Families in the New Year
NFPN is eagerly looking forward to the year 2013 and all of the new opportunities to promote family preservation, reunification, and father-involvement.
We’re grateful for everyone who partners with us in providing evidence-based best practice and high-quality tools and resources.
Thank you for your selfless dedication to families!
Last Chance for 2012 Delivery
If you’re thinking about purchasing a tool or training package this year, please order today. All orders must be placed and paid by Friday, December 14, for guaranteed delivery this year. Online payment is available for quick turnaround and delivery.
Visit the Products page to view all of the tools and training packages as well as other resources that are available: