The New Jersey Department of Children and Families seeks to create the conditions to strengthen families and empower individuals to acquire the knowledge necessary to have successful families as well as raise healthy and happy children through Family Success Centers. The National Implementation Research Network will support quality implementation of Family Success Centers (FSCs) through an Active Implementation approach that involves four major goals: 1) define and operationalize the roles, functions, and core activities of the FSC practitioners; 2) assist the FSCs in refining their way of work as they engage with families through usability testing processes; 3) assess and identify the infrastructure and supports needed to ensure high quality implementation of defined FSC functions; and 4) build the initial capacity of DCF, Rutgers University, and FSC staff to effectively use Active Implementation Frameworks as they assist FSCs in consistent and effective implementation of practices.
Area(s) of Work: Child Welfare
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
03/01/2016 to 02/28/2017