Basic Needs, Family Functioning, Family Support and Placement Stabilization Programs
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
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
External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)
- Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness and Rating: http://homvee.acf.hhs.gov/Model/1/Family-Connections--Birth-to-Age-5-/31/1
- California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse: www.cebc4cw.org/program/family-connections
- Child Trends: www.childtrends.org/?programs=14255