Together Facing the Challenge

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Program/Intervention Name

Together Facing the Challenge


Child Welfare Practice and Service Models, Family Support and Placement Stabilization Programs, Staff Training and Development

Program/Intervention Description

The Together Facing the Challenge Intervention was Designed to: Strengthen the relationship between agency staff, and treatment parent as well as between treatment, parent and child, Increase treatment parent skills, knowledge, and competence in the general areas of behavior management and, Enhance agency staff ability to adequately support and guide these efforts.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

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

Program Goals/Outcomes

On the three focal outcomes/symptoms, problem behaviors, and strengths the enhanced model showed significant improvements over usual care TFC, particularly at six months, when most youth were still in TFC. Although these results are promising, it should be recognized that the level of change seen in any individual outcome is in the small to moderate range. The preponderance of evidence across multiple outcomes all in favor of the intervention group bolsters support for the intervention. Additional work is needed to fully understand the decrease in effects of the intervention by 12 months for two of the outcomes.

QIC Target Group

Pre -Target 1

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 4: Foster Care

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 2: Supported by Research

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Maureen Murray, LCSW


Duke University Medical Center

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(919) 687-4686 x302

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)