Affiliates and Network Partners
Humana is a leading Nordic care company that offers individual and family care services, personal assistance, elderly care and special services housing. Individual and family care is offered in all countries in which Humana operates: Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. Their individual and family care employees possess very broad and strong expertise in the area of psychosocial change management and mental illness and offer outpatient care and various forms of residential care for children, adolescents and adults. Their assistance operations help individuals with functional impairments to live independent lives. For the elderly, they offer elderly care homes in safe and social environments.
Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA)
FFTA works to advance best practices and advocate for policies that support families in their care and treatment for children. Dating back to the 1980s, their roots are in defining and promoting best standards in Treatment Foster Care to advance the field’s understanding of effective methods for serving families. Today, FFTA works to advance Treatment Family Care as a vital resource in the continuum of child/family well-being and children’s behavioral health services across North America. With over 490 member organizations across North America, they lift up the voices and needs of those children and families their members serve. FFTA’s membership encompasses agencies, both public and private and large and small, from 47 states in the United States and every Province in Canada. 24 State FFTA Chapters across the US infuse FFTA leadership and best practices into state child and family services systems. Their members deliver a range of Treatment Family Care services including, but not limited to: Family Preservation, Home Visitation, Foster Care, Adoption, Kinship Care, Older Youth Services, Parent/Family Support, In-home Mental Health Services, etc.
The Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development mission is to provide a comprehensive registry of scientifically proven and scalable interventions that prevent or reduce the likelihood of antisocial behavior and promote a healthy course of youth development and adult maturity. They also advocate for evidence-based interventions locally and nationally and produce publications on the importance of adopting high-scientific standards when evaluating what works in social and crime prevention interventions.
Blueprints promotes only those interventions with the strongest scientific support. Blueprints identifies, recommends, and disseminates programs for youth, families and communities that, based on scientific evaluations, have strong evidence of effectiveness.
Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC)
OSLC is a collaborative multidisciplinary center dedicated to increasing the scientific understanding of social and psychological processes related to healthy development and family functioning. They apply that understanding to the design and evaluation of interventions that strengthen children, adolescents, families, and communities. Located in Eugene, Oregon, their multidisciplinary research center is dedicated to increasing the scientific understanding of social and psychological processes related to healthy development and family functioning.
KEEP® is an evidence-based support and skill enhancement program for foster and kinship parents of children (KEEP Standard) and teens (KEEP SAFE™). The program supports foster families by promoting child well-being and preventing placement breakdowns. Each week, the group leaders gather specific information about the children’s current behaviors by telephone. This information is then incorporated into the weekly sessions to make sure the group is both current and relevant. KEEP groups are designed to be flexible and fun. Unlike a classroom lecture format, KEEP groups are interactive and participatory. The groups synthesize the real and current experiences of foster and kinship parents with lessons learned from research about the most effective parenting methods.
Stages of Implementation Completion (SIC)
The Stages of Implementation Completion® (SIC), originally developed with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, is an eight-stage tool of implementation process and milestones, with stages spanning three implementation phases (pre-implementation, implementation, and sustainability). The eight stages span implementation activities from Engagement to Achieving Competency. This tool has been adapted for a number of evidence-based practices specifically, and a “universal” tool has been developed for use of monitoring of general implementation strategies.
Families Actively Improving Relationships (FAIR)
Families Actively Improving Relationships (FAIR) was designed to address the needs of parents referred to child welfare services for substance use, parenting deficits, mental health symptoms, and ancillary support. FAIR is an intensive community-based treatment model that integrates components of evidence-based behavioral interventions including Parental Management Training (PMT; Patterson & Forgatch, 2010) developed at the Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) and Reinforcement Based Therapy (RBT; Jones et al., 2005), a community reinforcement approach of contingency management to address substance use. Behavioral principles from these evidence-based interventions are integrated across four treatment targets. The FAIR team meets clients in the environments in which they exist and provide hands-on support to parents to help them gain healthy skills.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP envisions a nation where all children are free from crime and violence. Youth contact with the justice system should be rare, fair, and beneficial. OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to youth delinquency and victimization. The Office helps states, localities, and Tribes develop effective and equitable juvenile justice systems that create safer communities and empower youth to lead productive lives.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families. SAMHSA’s mission is to lead public health and service delivery efforts that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and provide treatments and supports to foster recovery while ensuring equitable access and better outcomes. SAMHSA envisions that people with, affected by, or at risk for mental health and substance use conditions receive care, thrive, and achieve wellbeing.
European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC)
The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) is an evidence-based online platform that provides information about policies that can help children and their families face the challenges that exist in the current economic climate in Europe.
EPIC serves as a tool for Member States to monitor activities triggered by the European Commission Recommendation. EPIC is also a platform for sharing the best of policymaking for children and families and to foster cooperation and mutual learning in the field.
EPIC also collects and disseminates innovative and evidence-based practices that have a positive impact on children and families in EU Member States to enable cross-regional learning.
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (CEBC)
The CEBC helps to identify and disseminate information regarding evidence-based practices relevant to child welfare. Evidence-based practices are those that have empirical research supporting their efficacy. The CEBC Program Registry provides information on both evidence-based and non-evidence-based child welfare related practices to statewide agencies, counties, public and private organizations, and individuals. This information is provided in simple straightforward formats reducing the user’s need to conduct literature searches, review extensive literature, or understand and critique research methodology.
GenerationPMTO is an evidence-based, structured intervention program designed to help parents strengthen families at all levels. Based on more than 50 years of ongoing research, it promotes social skills and prevents, reduces and reverses the development of moderate to severe conduct problems in children and youth.
Since the first implementation in Norway in 1999, GenerationPMTO has been shared with more than 50,000 families from all socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures, and family types throughout the world. Intervention has been provided to individual families, in parent groups, and through telehealth delivery and has been adapted for child welfare and other populations with trauma issues.
Washington State Institute of Public Policy
The Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) is a nonpartisan public research group located in Olympia, the hub of Washington State government. WSIPP is a team of multidisciplinary researchers who conduct applied policy research for the state legislature in a creative and collaborative environment.
WSIPP is strongly committed to the core values of nonpartisanship, quality, and impartiality. Created in 1983, WSIPP has become nationally and internationally recognized for the design, depth, and quality of its research reports and benefit-cost analyses.