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FAF Summer News 2018

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FAF Cares About Social Impact!

Social Enterprise Alliance > FAFWe’re excited to share that we’ve joined the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA). SEA empowers social enterprises and social entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to succeed, and work to foster a social enterprise ecosystem in which they can thrive.

As a social enterprise organization, FAF Software helps social workers develop service plans and agencies measure program outcomes, and so far, social workers have used FAF to reach more than 36,000 families.

 

Welcome, Hope House Augusta!

Hope HouseWelcome Hope House Augusta as our most recent FAF client. Their mission is to support women and their families with substance use and mental health challenges to lead healthy and productive lives. They envision a community where women enter long-term recovery for a healthier family and community, overall.

Check out FAF Software’s full list of clients here.

FAF has a 100% client renewal rate for 2017!

 

Register For a FAF 101 Webinar

Check out what our clients are saying about us and register for a live FAF 101 Webinar! You’ll learn about FAF’s flexible features:

1) Case Management, 2) Assessment Tool, 3) Behavioral Concerns, 4) Additional Factors, 5) Service Plan and 6) Report Functions.

Register Here.

 

FAF Captures The Protective Factors

Protective Factors ChartThe Strengthening Families Approach to child abuse prevention and other human services is based on 5 protective factors that have been proven to promote healthy family life and contribute to parents’ and children’s well being.

 

  • FAF Software’s assessment and service planning tools are centered on these same 5 factors. Click on the image to see how FAF captures them.
  • FAF’s assessment consists of 8 primary factors and 59 sub-factors; 30 of the 59 sub-factors capture the Protective Factors.
  • FAF Software is research validated for both its validity (measures what it intends to measure) and its reliability (instrument consistency). Visit our library of research articles here.

 

 

 

 

A Few FAF Favorites

How Do You Use Data To Do Your Work?

The FAF Team is always interested in learning from our clients and prospective clients about innovative ways to use data to solve social problems. A few prospective clients are considering the use of FAF beyond a conventional home-visiting application. Here are a few of the projects that are in the pipeline:

  • Reduce High Recidivism Rates: Assess juvenile delinquents’ families with hopes to provide broader support to the kids and their families.
  • Improve Literacy Rates: Help increase literacy rates with quality early education in an effort to prevent a high rate of high school dropouts which is related to incarceration rates.
  • Increase Services to Homeless Students: Collect data on homeless students (and their families) who are attending a public school in effort to match them with available services.

Pediatrician Reports Back From A Visit To A Children’s Shelter Near The Border

Dr. Colleen Kraft explains that it’s normal for children to experience some daily stress but when periods of toxic stress last longer and there is not a parent present to intervene, this can have long-lasting health effects on children, including disruptions in brain development. Read full report from NPR.

Government Boarding Schools Once Separated Native American Children From Families

At boarding schools, staff forced Indigenous students to cut their hair and use new, Anglo-American names. They forbid children from speaking their Native language and observing their religious and cultural practices. And by removing them from their homes, the schools disrupted students’ relationships with their families and other members of their tribe. Once they returned home, children struggled to relate to their families after being taught that it was wrong to speak their language or practice their religion. Read More.

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