Who Uses FAF?

FAF provides a unique value to individuals operating at every level of these organizations:

Family Support Workers & Supervisors

  • User-friendly: Easy to navigate, expediting documentation, service plan creation, and comprehensive note-taking.
  • Practitioner-developed: Created by family support workers; responsive to the needs of its users.
  • Strengths-based: Supports approaches which recognize and build upon family strengths and potential for resilience, facilitating family buy-in and productive relationships with families.
  • Culturally sensitive: Tested for cultural versatility in the Hispanic, African American, and Native American communities.
  • Automated reports: Aggregates data into clear reports for at-a-glance family profile reviews and reporting.
  • Reliable data that drives optimal client goal-setting: Provides consistent, comprehensive assessment information to inform optimal client goal-setting; pre-populates data into an efficient service planning tool, aiding practitioners to efficiently prioritize goals and allocate resources effectively.

Agencies

  • Powerful and efficient evaluation: Tracks clients, monitors program performance, and reports on outcomes, promoting evidence-informed decision making
  • Customizable data platform: tracks demographics, contact info, client contacts, referrals, interventions, child protective service involvement, etc. for expansive program tracking.
  • Research-validation: the validity and reliability (including construct validity, inter-rater reliability, inter-item reliability) of the Family Assessment Form® has been well-established via rigorous published studies.
  • Affordable: FAF is a low cost tool that saves program time and costs, making for a worthwhile investment.
  • Sustainable: Supports powerful proposal writing, leading to an increase in funding streams and the financial stability of the program.

Funders

  • Standardized, powerful reporting: Provides accurate and unbiased insight into the health of the program, ensuring a true reflection of improvement in family function
  • Affordable: FAF is a low cost tool that saves program time and costs, making for a worthwhile investment.

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

Recommended Partners

FAF is ideal for the following types of family support programs:

  • Home-visitation programs (PAT, HFA, EHS and others)
  • Governmental child abuse prevention and public health programs (such as Family Preservation, Parent Support, or Maternal & Child Health programs)
  • Non-profit and foundation-led early childhood intervention and at-risk family support programs
  • Other comprehensive, family-focused programs lasting 6-months or longer (such as post-adoptive support, fatherhood programs, low-income housing family profile management)