COAC Family Connections Project
The Family Connections Project is funded through a federal grant from the Administration on Children and Families. Dr. Monica Faulkner has been contracted by the New York Council on Adoptable Children (COAC), the primary ACF grantee, to oversee the program evaluation for the project. The purpose of the project is to examine the effectiveness of the Nurturing Parent Program, an evidence based parenting curriculum, with parents who have HIV and/or substance use issues living in Brooklyn, New York.
The purpose of this evaluation is to understand the impact that the Family Connections program has on families with a caregiver who has HIV and/or substance use issues. Both an outcome and process evaluation will be conducted to assess the Family Connections program. The outcome evaluation will assess the degree to which the program improved family resilience, stability and permanency planning. The process evaluation will provide information regarding program implementation and functioning. Process results will be provided to program staff to inform mid-project adjustments as needed.
1. caregivers will report increased protective factors.