FAF Winter News 2019

  • News

FAF Team Becomes Trauma-Informed

Recognizing TraumaThe FAF Team attended a Trauma-Informed Care Training recently offered by Strategies 2.0 , which provides no-cost resources to the family strengthening field. The objectives of the full-day course were 1) to define trauma 2) to describe trauma’s impact on development and well-being and 3) to identify strategies for responding to trauma and resisting re-traumatization.

Strategies 2.0 and FAF Software are both part of the peer-to-peer network within Children’s Bureau with missions to help other organizations help families. Learn more about Strategies 2.0 offerings.

Feel Confident Using FAF

FactsheetTake a look at our newly revised factsheet that is easy to share, and highlights FAF’s many benefits:

  • Family Centric
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Research Validated
  • Linked, Guided Service Planning
  • Aligns with Protective Factors

Through our clients, FAF Software has reached more than 40,000 children and families, and we’re pleased to report a 100% client renewal rate for 2018.
Take a closer look at the factsheet.

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Peer Recognition

FAF Software has a long history of being a reputable family assessment tool for the family strengthening field, and we’re proud to share its recognition from the these credible entities:

Division of Family and Children Services - GeorgiaChild Welfare Information GatewayThe California Edvidence Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare

FAF Advisory Board Member Wins 1st!

Network Research Fast Pitch CompetitionCongratulations to Connie Lillas, Ph.D., MFT, RN from Neurorelational Framework Global Communities and FAF Advisory Board Member Jacquelyn Christensen, Ph.D. for winning first prize at the recent Practice Based Research Network Research Fast Pitch Competition for their presentation: “Reducing Toxic Stress for Children in Foster Care: We have an App for that!”

They presented among stiff competition and the FAF Team was in attendance cheering them on.

Learn more about NRF-GC’s work.

Welcome New FAF Client

Safe Harbor Family Preservation LogoSafe Harbor Family Preservation is a Brunswick, GA program which helps families alleviate crisis and maintain the safety of children in their own homes, as well as assists families in obtaining services and supports necessary to address their varied needs. Services include in-home counseling, parent support and education, individual counseling, transportation, and childcare.

A Few FAF Favorites

Digital CityFAF’S HOME BASE IS NAMED #1 DIGITAL CITY The Center for Digital Government announced the winners of the 2018 Digital Cities Survey. Now in its 18th year, the annual survey recognizes cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance cyber security, improve transparency and much more. The City of Los Angeles, FAF Software’s headquarters, was named #1 among cities with 500,000 or more residents for the third year in a row! See how your city stacks up.

LA County Perinatal Early Childhood Home Visitation ConsortiumHOME VISITING WORKS! FAF Client PARTNERSHIPS FOR FAMILIES is part of the LA County Perinatal & Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium. What outcomes have the models available in LA been proven to achieve?

  • Improving family safety and parenting,
  • Decreasing criminal activity,
  • Improving child cognitive and social development, and
    Decreasing reliance on public assistance. Learn more.
PathA GUIDE TO ACHIEVING YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS Have you ever quit on a New Year’s Resolution? If so, you’re certainly not alone. According to U.S. News & World Report, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. There are many reasons why you may have fallen short on your past resolutions. Read more.