Here are some of the highlights of 2016 and a peek into 2017:
During 2016, 120 agencies purchased one or more assessment tools and training packages to train over 2,000 workers. In turn, these workers will use the tools with over 40,000 families. Approximately one-third of agencies purchasing assessment tools were from countries outside the U.S.
There is still time this year to purchase an assessment tool or other resource from NFPN. To get started visit http://www.nfpn.org/assessment-tools.
Training and Technical Assistance
NFPN provided a series of three webinar trainings on family preservation and in-home services. Four additional webinars/conference calls were provided on the assessment tools, and four onsite trainings were provided on the assessment tools.
One of the training sites participated in the development of a video for training-of-trainers on the NCFAS-G+R assessment tool. The video and training package will be released in January.
NFPN worked with a developer on a web database for the assessment tools with release planned early next year.
Research NFPN collaborated with other agencies to develop four research proposals this year. One proposal, starting in January, involves school social workers using the NCFAS-G with students and their families in a large school district in Idaho.
NFPN publishes two blogs, Preserving Families and News Notes with monthly posts.
Farewell to 2016
NFPN has enjoyed a busy, productive year. It’s a privilege to serve you as you serve families.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Posted by Priscilla Martens
NFPN Executive Director