Family Connections

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Program/Intervention Name

Family Connections


Basic Needs, Family Functioning, Family Support and Placement Stabilization Programs

Program/Intervention Description

Family Connections (FC) is a multifaceted, community-based service program that works with vulnerable families in their homes and in the context of their neighborhoods to help them meet the [Basic Needs] of their children and prevent child maltreatment. The target population is families with children (birth to 18) who meet risk criteria for child maltreatment (criteria are adapted based on geographic differences). Children must have lived in the home of the primary caregiver for 6 months or more.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

0-5, 6-12, 13-17

Program Goals/Outcomes

intervention is geared to increase protective factors, decrease risk factors, and target child safety, well-being, and permanency outcomes.

QIC Target Group

General - 3

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 5: Other Human Services

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 3: Emerging Practice

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Diane DePanfilis, PhD, MSW


University of Maryland, Department: School of Social Work

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(410) 706-3609

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)