We’ve Updated Our Tools!!!

The National Family Preservation Network is excited to announce that we have updated the NCFAS-G, NCFAS-G+R and Trauma/Well-Being tool. Here’s a summary:

The updated tools include the following changes from the previous tools:

·      In the NCFAS-G and NCFAS-G+R, there is now an additional domain. The previous tools had one domain for Child Well-Being which covered ages 0-21. This domain was divided into two domains in the updated tools, which now have a domain for Child Well-Being (age 0-12) and Youth Well-Being (age 13-21). These two domains provide a more accurate assessment of children and youth at different stages of their development.

·      Throughout all of the updated tools, language has been changed to reflect a more strength-based approach to assessing families. Most significant is the change from the word “Problem” in the rating scales to the word “Challenge”.

·      In the NCFAS-G and NCFAS-G+R, some subscales have been moved to more appropriate domains, and others have been consolidated to avoid redundancy.

·      All of the Case Studies & Sample Ratings have been updated to provide more clarity and effectiveness in training.

·      Throughout all of the materials, language has been updated to reflect current lifestyles.

These updates were initiated by feedback that NFPN has received over the last several years. The updated tools were pilot-tested by numerous agencies led by the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy (www.iarca.org).

We’re very pleased with the results and we believe programs will find these changes to be especially beneficial in their work. Agencies that are licensed to use the previous tools will be able to upgrade to the new tools for a minimal fee. Please contact us for pricing and if you have any questions at director@nfpn.org or 888-498-9047.

Posted by Michelle Reines, NFPN Executive Director


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