Strengthening Families

Through Innovative Tech Solutions

Strengthening Families

Through Innovative Tech Solutions

Strengthening Families

Through Innovative Tech Solutions

FAF Software is a customizable, web-based tool designed to meet all the core needs of family strengthening agencies and their front-line teams:

  • robust reporting to support program evaluation and funder needs
  • reliable, comprehensive assessment of family functioning
  • tracking of demographics, contacts, client sessions and referrals
  • strength-based and client-focused service planning

Integrating FAF into family support programs ultimately helps caseworkers develop meaningful service plans and agencies to monitor program outcomes more effectively.

“We have been using [FAF] software for quite some time and it has helped us to tighten our case management up significantly. It just aligns everything. It is doing exactly what I had imagined.”

James S. Schrage, MSW, Founder & Executive Director, Families Uniting Families

“When people ask how we keep up with our data, we always tell them about FAF!”

Belinda Braly, Director of Family Services, Children Advocacy Center of Tom Green County

“The product training was thoughtful and thorough, plus we had a lot of fun!”

Sean Sparks, MS, LMFT, RSS Program Coordinator, Children’s Bureau Oakwood Family Resource Center

“The trainer was well prepared and shared her wealth of knowledge. She engaged everyone and discussed several enlightening scenarios.”

Trainee, New York Administration Children’s Services Family In-home Care Program

“Trainer paced the training well. The information was helpful and encouraged participation.”

Trainee, New York Administration Children’s Services Family In-home Care Program

“The trainer answered all of the questions properly and was able to leave me without a doubt [on how to use FAF].”

Trainee, New York Administration Children’s Services Family In-home Care Program

“I enjoyed learning how useful FAF can actually be for the progress of the family.”

Trainee, New York Administration Children’s Services Family In-home Care Program

“…FAF is BY FAR the BEST program we have found after looking for almost a year. Our only other alternative was to buy and piece together other assessments and try to make our own program which as you know, would not be easy and not as good as yours.”

Michael Frazier, Co-Founder, Milestone Family Solutions, Las Vegas, NV

51,454
families served through FAF Software

Features

Research-Validated Family Assessment

Research-Validated Family AssessmentFAF’s integrated family functioning assessment has been validated through research to have high reliability and validity; that means:

  • More accurate evaluations
  • Better data to guide program improvement
  • More informed and better prioritized client service-planning

The reliability and validity of the tool has been proven and documented in multiple publications.

Powerful Reports

Powerful ReportsPowerful reporting and analysis features include:

  • Pre-post comparison graphs
  • Ability to analyze data by site, program, family functioning criteria
  • Demographics, Referral and Closing Summary reports
  • Supervisory caseload management reports
  • And much more!

User-Friendly

User-FriendlyPowerful reporting and analysis features include:

  • Pre-post comparison graphs
  • Ability to analyze data by site, program, family functioning criteria
  • Demographics, Referral and Closing Summary reports
  • Supervisory caseload management reports
  • And much more!

Customizable

CustomizeableEasily customizable by internal agency staff

  • No costly and time-consuming extra programing required
  • Customization support also available from FAF team

Strength-Based Goal Planning

Strength-Based Goal PlanningUnique strength-based service planning feature simplifies and improves goal development

  • Strength-based framework integrates both strengths and risk factors into service planning
  • Interface makes goal prioritization more efficient and responsive
  • Documenting client goals and service plans has never been easier

Supports Protective Factors

Mom and BabyFAF aligns with the Protective Factors:

  • Research has demonstrated that the FAF assessment can be used to measure and capture the five Protective Factors:
    1. Parental Resilience
    2. Social Connections
    3. Concrete Support in Times of Need
    4. Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
    5. Social and Emotional Competence of Children
  • FAF’s service planning and case management features help build on and strengthen protective factors
  • See how FAF captures the five Protective Factors HERE

Why FAF?

FAF Software operates as a social enterprise, non-profit and is a proud member of the Social Enterprise Alliance, SEA

GuideStar Gold Seal

FAF Software is a division of Children’s Bureau of Southern California who has earned a GOLD SEAL, the highest seal of transparency by GuideStar

OCAP

FAF Software is a recognized family assessment tool by the Office of Child Abuse Prevention CA Department of Social Services as mentioned in Vehicles for Change, Volume II. The Evolving Field

LA County Perinatal & Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium

FAF Software helps the LA County Perinatal & Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium meet one of its five-year strategic goals: ‘Collect data to understand, support and demonstrate collective impact.’

Child Welfare Information Gateway

FAF Software is a recognized family assessment tool by Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

ALIGN

FAF Software is a recognized family assessment tool by ALIGN, Association of Community Services, Alberta, Canada

Division of Family and Children Services - Georgia

FAF Software is a recognized family assessment tool by the State of Georgia
(See the Assessment/Screening Instruments area of their Services Form #4, Page 4)

The California Edvidence Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare

FAF Software is a recognized family assessment tool by The California Evidence Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare