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Program/Intervention Name



Family Functioning, Family Support and Placement Stabilization Programs, Parent Engagement, Parenting Skills - Training and Enhancement, Social/emotional functioning

Program/Intervention Description

HOMEBUILDERS is an intensive family preservation services program designed to improve family functioning and children's behavior and to prevent out-of-home placement of children into foster or group care, psychiatric hospitals, or correctional facilities.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

0-5, 6-12, 13-17, Parent/Adult

Program Goals/Outcomes

Reduced placement rates or delayed placement of children with the same risk level but who received traditional child welfare services. Treatment effects increased as risk effects increased, effective in reducing out-of-home placements

QIC Target Group

Pre -Target 1

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 5: Other Human Services

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 2: Supported by Research

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Shelley Leavitt, Ph.D.


Institue Family

Contact Email


Contact Phone

(253) 874-3630

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)