Advancing a Family-Centered Approach: Lessons from the Prevention and Family Recovery Initiative

Advancing a Family-Centered Approach: Lessons from the Prevention and Family Recovery Initiative – which updates the original nine PFR lessons published in 2017. FTC teams and stakeholders should approach the lessons as a complete package, but they can also view each lesson individually to focus on a specific topic.

Full Publication (includes all nine lessons together in one document)

Lesson 1: Increased, Renewed, and Continued Focus on Cross-Systems Collaboration is Needed to Achieve and Sustain Systems Change

Lesson 2: The Effectiveness of Parenting and Children’s Services is Integrally Linked to Timely and Effective Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Lesson 3: A Formal Governance Structure is Necessary to Prioritize, Oversee, and Sustain the FTC

Lesson 4: FTC Teams Need to Maintain a Consistent and Strong Focus on FTC Participant Recruitment, Timely Engagement, and Retention

Lesson 5:  Developing the Evidence-Based Program Capacity of Sites is a Complex Undertaking 

Lesson 6: FTC Teams Need to Build Bridges to Connect Families to Services and Service Providers to Each Other

Lesson 7: Integrating a Truly Family-Centered Approach Requires Several Paradigm Shifts

Lesson 8: Building Data Capacity to Advance a Family-Centered Approach Involves Moving Beyond Just Numbers

Lesson 9: Achieving Larger Systems Change Requires Understanding and Adapting to the Changing Contextual Environment