Accurately identifying families that FDCs should be serving is a difficult and important process. Early identification, use of structured assessment tools, and making timely referrals in a coordinated manner are hallmarks of effective FDCs. This virtual classroom course will identify the most pressing challenges in screening and assessment, including the barriers that keep families that need FDCs the most from connecting with your program. Participants will explore how screening and assessment protocols that are not carefully crafted can often overlook potential admissions, waste valuable time, and squander resources. Participants will also explore strategies and protocols that successful FDCs have implemented to link clients with appropriate services and levels of care.