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Family social work, Social work with children, Child welfare, Family counseling, Families -- Decision making


Family Connections Oregon (FCO) was a three-year demonstration project funded by the Children’s Bureau in which a co-located coordinator provided a package of services - intensive family finding and engagement, family group conferencing, and follow-up - within the first 60 days of a child’s out-of-home placement. These practices are continuing in Oregon through a IV-E waiver demonstration project called Leveraging Intensive Family Engagement (LIFE).


This is the Family Connections Oregon Demonstration Project: Executive Summary.

The following reports are included here as supplemental files:

  • Key Outcome Evaluation Findings
  • Key Process Evaluation Findings
  • Rationale of Core Components of Combined Model
  • Continuum of Family Connections Meetings for Oregon Child Welfare Practice

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FCO_KeyOutcomeEvalFindings_091615.pdf (309 kB)
Key Outcome Evaluation Findings

FCO_KeyProcessEvalFindings_092915.pdf (308 kB)
Key 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)

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