Family First

An Innovative Child Welfare Pilot Initiative: Results and Outcomes
Family First model’s impact on the dependent variables: stability of the children’s out of home placement, time to reunification, length of agency involvement, stability of reunification at one-year follow-up, subsequent substantiated child maltreatment reports one year after the cases were closed, the distance a placement location was from the home of the family at intake, the match between identified needs, and the timely access of services.

Family Reunification in Child Welfare Practice: A Pilot Study of Parent and Staff Experiences
This research study explored a program that included three core components of the Pomona Family First Program: Family to Family program model, reduced worker caseloads, and caseworker continuity.

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