Funding provided by the US Children's Bureau, 2012-2015.
Child welfare -- Evaluation, Family services -- Evaluation, Evaluation research (Social action programs)
The State of Oregon was an early implementer of family-centered practices to improve child welfare outcomes by effectively engaging families so that children avoid placement or spend less time in care. Despite this promising history, statewide availability of such practices had not yet been attained. With the support of the Family Connections Grant, Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) partnered with the Child Welfare Partnership at Portland State University’s (PSU) School of Social Work to address this need.
Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services, "Family Connections Oregon" (2015). Child Welfare. 1.
Key Outcome Evaluation Findings
FCO_KeyProcessEvalFindings_092915.pdf (308 kB)
y Process Evaluation Findings
FCOModel_Rationale_1.pdf (444 kB)
Rationale of Core Components of Combined Model
FINAL - Continuum of Family Meetings__9-15-14.pdf (247 kB)
Continuum of Family Connections Meetings for Oregon Child Welfare Practice