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Title: Introduction to the Casey Foster Family Assessments CFFA


1
Introduction to the Casey Foster Family
Assessments (CFFA)
  • An Interactive Learning Module for End Users

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How to Use This Learning Module
  • Click on the navigation buttons to move
    through this learning module as follows
  • Move forward to the next slide.
  • Move back to the previous slide.
  • Return to the Table of Contents select new
    content.
  • Indicate an answer to a question.
  • Go to the CFFA web site

WEB
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How to View the Web Site While Using the
Training Module
  • During the training module we suggest links to
    important information on the www.fosterfamilyasses
    sments.org web site. If you want to go to the web
    site to view information, click on the button.
    When you are finished, minimize the web site to
    return to the training module.

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Table of Contents
  • Introduction to the Module
  • Overview of the CFFA
  • Why do I need to use the CFFA?
  • CFFA Development
  • CFFA and Standards of Best Practice
  • Advantages of the CFFA

You can navigate to any part of the content
by clicking the button next to a content area.

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Introduction
  • This interactive learning module prepares you
    to use online versions of the Casey Foster
    Family Assessment (CFFA) tools for assessing
    foster and foster/ adoptive parent applicants.

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After completing this self-study module you will
know about..
  • Who developed the CFFA and why it is needed
  • How the CFFA responds to national, state, and
    local child welfare standards of best practice
  • The benefits of using the CFFA

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CFFA Overview
  • The CFFA has two sets of measures.
  • The Casey Foster Applicant Inventory (CFAI)
  • Casey Home Assessment Protocol (CHAP)

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The Casey Foster Applicant Inventory (CFAI) has
two versions
  • The applicant version (CFAI-A) is the applicants
    view about his or her potential
  • The worker version (CFAI-W) is the workers view
    about the applicant

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There are 18 Casey Home Assessment Protocol
measures
  • Foster/adoptive parents applicants complete the
    CHAP measures to share their views about
    themselves

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Why do I need to use the CFFA?
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Think about foster parents you know
  • Answer the following questions based on your
    experiences with foster parents, foster care, and
    your agency.

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Click to compare your experiences with studies of
foster parents
Questions
  • What of foster parents never have children
    placed?
  • What of foster parents dropout within a year of
    their first placements?
  • What of foster parents say they feel prepared
    and supported to foster?
  • What are the costs when foster parents are not
    successful?

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Studies with foster parents report
  • Approximately one-third of homes do not have
    placements at any one given time. Many foster
    parents never accept placements because they are
    unwilling to care for children with special needs
    or teens.

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Studies with foster parents cont.
  • Almost half of foster parents quit within a year
    of their first placement. Twenty to 25 percent of
    foster parents quit each year and another quarter
    express uncertainty about continuing.

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Studies with foster parents cont.
  • Over half of foster parents report not having
    enough information about important areas of
    fostering.

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Studies with foster parents cont.
  • Agencies have to recruit more homes for children
    in care. Agencies have a less experienced pool of
    foster parents. Children face placement
    disruption and move from one new inexperienced
    foster home to another inexperienced foster home.

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Foster Parent Development
Applicants come to agencies with a variety of
previous experiences that affect their attitudes
and beliefs about being a foster parent.
Experienced foster parents
As they care for children and youth and work with
agencies, foster parents develop greater
potential to provide stable home placements that
promote child well-being.
New foster parent
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Foster Family Assessment Process
Workers Knowledge
BeliefsAttitudes
Foster Parents Previous Experiences
Observations of Applicant
CFFA Scores
Strengths
Growth Areas
Sharing Results
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CFFA Development
  • Casey Family Programs developed with CFFA in
    collaboration with the Foster Family Project at
    the University of Tennessee
  • Caseys mission is to provide and improveand
    ultimately to prevent the need forfoster care by
    promoting advances in child welfare practice and
    policy.
  • The Foster Family Project conducts research on
    foster family characteristics, recruitment and
    retention, kinship care, motivation to foster,
    role understanding, willingness to foster,
    training and services for kinship care, and
    foster home utilization.

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Others joined to develop the CFFA
  • Foster parents
  • Foster care workers
  • Agency administrators
  • Foster care researchers

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The CFFA was tested with experienced foster
parents and foster care workers
  • Reference group of experienced foster parents
  • 304 foster mothers
  • 111 foster fathers

208 Workers
Refer to the CFAI and CHAP Technical Manuals to
learn more about the pilot study.
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Lets Review
  • The CFFA was developed with input from
  • Foster parents
  • Foster care workers
  • Foster parents and foster care workers

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Yes! You are correct.
  • You answered C. The CFFA was developed with input
    from foster parents and foster care workers about
    qualities and characteristics they think are
    important to assess. This is a good point to make
    when talking with applicants about the CFFA
  • Go to the next question

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Nope. Try again.
  • You answered A. Foster parents had input. So did
    other stakeholders.
  • Return to the question

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Nope. Try again.
  • You answered B. Foster care workers had input. So
    did other stakeholders.
  • Return to the question

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Lets Review
  • For measures completed by the applicant
    (CFAI-A and CHAP measures), applicants responses
    are compared withthe responses of experienced
  • Foster mothers
  • Foster mothers and foster fathers
  • Foster care workers

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Yes! You are correct.
  • You answered B. The normative group for the
    CFAI-A and CHAP is the sample of 304 foster
    mothers and 111 foster fathers. You know what the
    applicants responses mean in comparison to the
    responses of these experienced foster mothers and
    fathers. The CFAI-W uses foster care workers
    responses for comparison.
  • Proceed to the next section

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Nope. Try again.
  • You answered A. CFFA norms are based on the
    experienced foster parents who participated in
    the pilot study.
  • Return to the question

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Nope. Try again.
  • You answered C. Foster care workers are the
    normative group for the CFAI-W.
  • Return to the question

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The CFFA represents best practice in assessing
applicants
  • Complies with best practice standards
  • Child Welfare League of America
  • Casey Family Programs
  • National Commission on Family Foster Care
  • Fits with pre-service training programs (e.g.,
    MAPP, PRIDE, PATH, IHS)
  • Based on foster family research

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The CFFA adds to selection practices workers
already use
  • The CFFA fits with existing guidelines for
    selection

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CFFA assesses fostering potential
Provide a Safe Environment
Provide a Nurturing Environment
Work as Partners with Agency

Support Birth Family Relations
Meet Physical and Emotional Needs
Fostering Potential
Fostering Potential
Manage Demands on Well-Being
Support Development
Grow as a Foster Parent
Promote Education
Support Cultural Needs
Manage Loss
Support Permanency
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CFFA is good assessment practice
  • Informs, engages, and clarifies
  • Guides tasks for foster home development
  • Plans for training and support
  • Improves stability, safety, and well-being for
    children
  • Increases foster parent satisfaction and retention

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Advantages of the CFFA
Standardized
Reliable
Valid
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More advantages
  • Assesses parenting AND unique aspects of foster
    parenting
  • Designed specifically for foster and foster/adopt
    parents
  • Developed with input from foster parents
  • Compares results with normative group of
    experienced foster parents
  • Compatible with pre-service training

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Benefits for Workers
  • Easy to use
  • Guides what to ask
  • Opens communication
  • Suggests how to interpret information
  • Makes every home study unique

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Benefits for Applicants
  • Share information easily, quickly, and thoroughly
  • Add to autobiographical information
  • See themselves as foster/adoptive parents

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Do Not Use the CFFA Tools
To approve or disapprove a family to
foster/adopt Without considering what else you
know about the applicant
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CFFA Review
  • Your agency is considering how to improve
    its assessment practices. What are three key
    points to share about the advantages of using the
    CFFA?
  • 1. ________________________
  • 2. ________________________
  • 3. ________________________
  • Need help answering this question?
  • Return to the previous section

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CFFA Review
  • Which of the following is NOT a way to use
    information obtained from the CFFA?
  • To plan for ongoing training
  • To guide questions for further assessment
  • To approve or disapprove a family to foster

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Yes! You are correct
  • You answered C. You can use the CFFA results to
    guide further assessment and plan for training
    and support. You should not use the CFFA to
    approve or disapprove applicants without
    considering other information you have about the
    prospective foster/adoptive parent.
  • Proceed to the next section

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Nope. Try again
  • You answered A. One use of the CFFA results is to
    plan for additional training and support.
  • Return to the question

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No. Try again
  • You answered B. One use of the CFFA is to guide
    other questions you want to ask the applicant.
  • Return to the question

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This concludes Introduction to the Casey Foster
Family Assessments
  • Thank you for your interest in learning about the
    CFFA!
  • Other interactive self-tutorials on the CFFA
  • Completing the CFAI
  • Completing the CHAP Measures
  • Sharing Information about the CFFA with
    Caregivers

To print a Certificate of Completion for this
tutorial, click on the button then press PrtSc
on your keyboard
Click here to return to the beginning of this
tutorial.
Press ESC on you keyboard to exit the tutorial
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Certificate of Completion
Is presented to
(Trainees Name)
For completing the online interactive training
module
Introduction to the Casey Foster Family
Assessments (CFFA)
(Date Completed)
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