The Family Development Matrix
Pathway to the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Project
Funded by the Office of Child Abuse Prevention, California Department of Social Services
The Family Development Matrix, Pathway project provides an integrated family assessment tool for case management and outcomes evaluation in county-based service networks and tribal programs in California. Its primary purpose is to provide family support staff the capacity to utilize with the family a comprehensive assessment to identify strengths and issues of concern. Together they identify and the worker tracks the effectiveness of interventions, case management activity and family engagement in reaching family-directed goals. The project utilizes the Pathway to the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect interventions and Family Strengthening Protective Factor goals to assist agencies in developing an intervention strategy integrated with the case management system.
More than 100 public/private partnerships with family resource centers in California use the FDM Pathway for Child Welfare Differential Response referrals and provide services to other at-risk families. Using a collaborative design each agency network shares outcome indicators between Family Resource Centers, Child Welfare agencies and other community partners. Access to the FDM database provides a family assessment and case management protocol leading to family outcome data in tables and graphs.
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