Effective family-centered interventions rely on comprehensive, ecological assessments of family functioning to help parents and clinicians collaboratively identify appropriate intervention targets using a culturally sensitive model. Robyn Metcalfe describes the three-session, evidence-based Family Check-Up (FCU), a strengths-based assessment and brief intervention model that increases the use of effective parenting strategies to decrease child maladaptive behaviors. The FCU incorporates multi-modal and multi-respondent assessment data, as well as collaborative feedback.
- Describe the Family Check-Up Model and the research supporting its efficacy.
- Discuss the role of ecological assessment in the context of the Family Check-Up.
- Identify key clinical processes used in the Family Check-Up to engage families in the change process.