• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Monday 04th April, 2011
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FrameWorks Institute

a not-for-profit think tank that seeks to advance the communications capacity of the non-profit sector through systematic study designed to frame public discourse more effectively.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 11th March, 2011
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Family Group Conferences

Family Group Conferences bring together extended members of a family where there are concerns about child well-being. FGCs transfer responsibility for resolving difficulties from professionals to family members. The model is premised on the idea that families have rights to be involved in decisions about their children’s future and that solutions to family problems are likely to be better and be…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Wednesday 26th May, 2010
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Families and Schools Together (FAST)

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 19th May, 2009
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fidelity

Fidelity refers to faithfulness to the original design of a program. When implementing evidence-based programs in new sites, practitioners often adapt programs. This has been shown to degrade their impact. Much of the skill in program implementation lies in distinguishing between adaptations that take contextual factors sensibly into account and those that are likely to undermine program effective…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Sunday 02nd November, 2008
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Families and Children Study

Families and Children Study (FACS) is a representative study of all families in Britain being conducted under the auspices of the National Centre for Social Research. It is designed to collect information about the health, education, work, income, childcare and well-being of children on a yearly basis. FACS data is analyzed on behalf of several UK organizations, including government and charitable…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Friday 03rd October, 2008
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forest plot

A graphical display used in systematic reviews to show variation in the results from several evaluations of the same program or policy.…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Monday 22nd October, 2007
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Family Check-Up

The Family Check-Up is rapid, comprehensive family assessment devised by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon in the US. It typically includes a home visit, observations of family interactions, interviews with family members and a school assessment. The process is inclusive; it provides the family with feedback and builds in their own assessment of needs and service options. The…

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