Happy New Year from the IFPS Coast-to-Coast Blog. We’re excited to have you along on our journey in 2014!
Through our survey at the end of last year, we heard about topics you are interested in and ones that don’t appeal to you. We’ve learned that practice tips are always a popular topic, so we will continue to make that a major focus. We will also include posts on research in the field, views of IFPS from an international perspective, and profiles of IFPS programs in states across the country.
Let’s kick off the New Year with a quick quiz about IFPS:
- In what state did IFPS originate?
- How many states have strong IFPS programs?
- Do IFPS programs include reunification services to preserve families?
- What is the average number of face-to-face hours that a therapist spends with families during an IFPS intervention?
- What is the average success rate of families remaining together at case closure in strong IFPS states?
- What is the average percentage of older youth (ages 12–17) served by strong IFPS programs?
- What is the hallmark of all strong, effective IFPS programs?
You can find the answers to these questions, except for question #1, in the IFPS Nationwide Survey available here:
The first person to post a comment with the correct answer to QUESTION #1 will win a 15-minute consultation with an IFPS expert or the classic book on IFPS, Keeping Families Together. Winner chooses the prize and the consolation prize goes to second place. Sorry, those who live or work in the state where IFPS originated do not qualify.
Our goal with the IFPS Coast-to-Coast blog is to provide a nationwide forum for exchanging knowledge and expertise about IFPS. We want to extend our reach in 2014. Here’s how you can help:
- Send this post to your colleagues through their preferred social media.
- Ask colleagues to join the IFPS blog family. Tell them that the easiest way to receive new posts is through e-mail. Sign up by clicking the “Follow” button in the right-hand sidebar.
- Commit to posting a comment at least once in 2014. Comments help keep the blog interesting, interactive, and insightful.
Remember, a new post comes out every Wednesday. And, don’t forget to submit your answer to the quiz now!
Happy New Year!
Posted by Peg Marckworth