Graham Windham

Posted on August 9, 2016

To help fund two Visit Coaches to work with families in the child welfare system as part of the Family Success Initiative, a set of parenting interventions designed to help families develop the skills and resources to safely parent their children, with the ultimate goal of helping children in foster care reunify with their families while preventing their re-entry into foster care. One parenting intervention is Visit Coaching through which a coach works with families to identify goals for the visit and parenting skills that might be improved. Parents are coached during the visit as they interact with their children, and they are debriefed afterward. They will hire paid Visit Coaches to join their staff to supplement and strengthen coaching currently being provided by social work graduate school interns, and thus improve the consistency and quality of services leading to improved outcomes with families.