Service Array

The former Secretary of the Department of Children and Families, Mike Carroll, implemented a priority of effort intended to ensure a comprehensive service array for children and families served by the child welfare system in Florida. The Department of Children and Families formed a Child Service Array Workgroup and a Parent Service Array Workgroup consisting of child welfare stakeholders throughout the state. The Child Service Array Workgroup and the Parent Service Array Workgroup began meeting in 2017 and continue their efforts to develop a comprehensive list of the best interventions to enhance services for children in Florida’s child welfare system. Both Service Array Workgroups utilized the literature findings from the Florida Institute of Child Welfare’s review of the characteristics of parents and children involved in child welfare. Based on the literature review, the Institute provided research-supported or evidence-based interventions to address their needs. The Casey Family Programs compiled a report (Interventions Suited for Child Welfare, March 2018) and recommended a set of interventions that could apply to children served by the child welfare system within each of the clusters of need. As a follow-up to the Children’s Service Array Phase 1 report, the Casey Family Programs contracted the University of South Florida to develop a current service array capacity and gap analysis survey. The survey was designed identify the current service array capacity and potential gaps of interventions available to child welfare-involved children in Florida. Team members at the University of South Florida developed a capacity and gap analysis survey to be administered to community-based care lead agencies with guidance from Casey Family Programs and the Child Service Array and Parent Service Array Workgroup stakeholders. The survey results are available here: Florida Children’s Service Array Capacity and Gap Analysis Report. The Florida Institute for Child Welfare continues to sit on the Child Service Array Workgroup and remains committed to engage in meaningful discussions regarding the service array in Florida to meet families’ needs.

 

 

Published Materials

 

A Randomized Evaluation Examining the Effects of an Incentive-based Child Welfare Intervention on Strengthening Child and Family Engagement in Services

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Enhancing Caregiving Capacity for Very Young Children: Your Journey Together Home Visiting Intervention

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Evaluation of Parent Therapy/Training Services in a Community-based System of Care

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Evidence-based Parent-child Relational Intervention for Young Children at Risk for Abuse and Neglect

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Evidence-based Parenting Intervention for Youth Aging Out of the Child Welfare System

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Preparing Teens and Protecting Futures... Preventing Teen Pregnancies within the Child Welfare System

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The Effectiveness of Evidence-based Attachment-Focused Parenting for Families with Young Children

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    The Effectiveness of Service Integration: Studying the Crossover Youth Practice Model

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    Training Youth Services Workers to Identify, Assess, and Intervene when Working with Youth at High Risk for Suicide

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    Trauma-Informed Behavioral Parenting: Early Intervention for Child Welfare

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    A Knowledge Agenda for Studying Psychotropic Medication in the Florida Child Welfare System

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    Infant Mental Health and Child Welfare

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    Locating and Evaluating Research-Supported Interventions in Child Welfare

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    Parents Aging Out of the Child Welfare System

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    The Intersection of Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence within the Families Involved in the Child Welfare System

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    Trauma-Informed Care: Strengths and Opportunities for Florida Child Welfare Professionals

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    Journal Article Summaries

    The Institute has published several article summaries on the topic of service array.

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