Family Check-Up - Toddler
Blueprints Program Rating: Promising
The toddler version of the Family Check-Up (FCU) aims to prevent conduct problems among at-risk toddlers by improving the quality of parenting and increasing and maintaining parents' use of Positive Behavior Support.
Initial Training and Technical Assistance
- The initial onsite 2-day FCU training for 1 trainer and up to approximately 6 trainees is $4,225.
- The initial onsite 2-day FCU training for 2 trainers and up to approximately 20 trainees is $8,450.
- The initial onsite 2-day training for the Everyday Parenting Program for 1 trainer and up to approximately 6 trainees is $4,225.
- The initial onsite 2-day training for the Everyday Parenting Program for 2 trainers and up to approximately 20 trainees is $8,450.
Trainer travel expenses are not included in these costs.
Curriculum and Materials
One Family Check-Up provider training manual that includes the Family Check-Up/Everyday Parenting Intervention manual and all needed implementation materials is $230.
An annual license to access all online implementation forms, assessments, and any supporting documentation is $50 per provider per year (with a maximum charge of $250 per year per agency). A license to access the REACH Technology Platform is $230 per user, per year. The portal includes all online implementation forms, assessments, and supporting documents, and access to the video portal for uploading and sharing videos (required as part of the certification process). One year of licensing is included in the cost to certify a provider in Family Check-Up or Everyday Parenting.
Other Start-Up Costs
- The initial site/setting readiness process is $4,400 - $6,500 depending on organization size.
- Pay for staff time while they attend training.
- The contracting organization must have either space onsite for private meetings between the FCU provider and a family or have the ability to have providers conduct home visits.
- Providers also need access to computers, internet connection, and printers for accessing, downloading, and printing implementation materials.
Intervention Implementation Costs
Ongoing Curriculum and Materials
Licensed users have access to download assessment, service delivery, and fidelity forms (see licensing above for costs).
Providers are generally masters level (or equivalent experience) clinicians. Paraprofessionals can be trained to provide the Family Check-Up model, but may require additional hours and associated costs for certification and consultation. To deliver the 3-session Family Check-Up intervention model requires 4-5 hours per family.
Other Implementation Costs
Sites implementing the FCU may choose to conduct these sessions as home visits, in which case they will need to have in place a policy regarding provider transportation and costs to and from home visits.
Implementation Support and Fidelity Monitoring Costs
Ongoing Training and Technical Assistance
Group consultation costs $230 per hour and two group consultations per month are recommended.
Fidelity Monitoring and Evaluation
The Family Check-Up Consultation and Fidelity Monitoring/Quality Assurance Model involves approximately 9 hours of individual consultation towards provider certification in Family Check-Up and approximately 9 hours of individual consultation towards provider certification in the Everyday Parenting program. Cost for certification in Family Check-Up is $2,300. Cost for certification in Everyday Parenting is $2,300. Certification is generally completed within the 6 months after training.
Data Tracking Support (DTS) is available to assist agencies in monitoring implementation, uptake and client outcomes. This online system allows for online assessment and automatic report generation and can be tailored to agency data collection needs. The cost for this service ranges from $175 - $500 per month for DTS Technical Support depending on the number of providers utilizing the platform. Licenses for the DTS are $75 per user per year.
Other Implementation Support and Fidelity Monitoring Costs
Monthly consultation with the Family Check-Up Quality Assurance Team to resolve implementation barriers during the implementation process: $230 per hour. One 1-hour meeting per month is recommended through the Implementation Phase.
The Family Check-Up Implementation Model is a full transfer model. In the readiness phase during the preparation phase of implementation, at least one provider on site is targeted for training and certification as a Family Check-Up consultant and trainer. The average cost to certify a provider as a FCU supervisor and trainer is $6,775 (assumes the providers has already been certified in Family Check-Up and Everyday Parenting).
Year One Cost Example
The following Year 1 costs are based on a provider agency that trains 5 part-time clinicians and one supervisor to implement the Family Check-Up/Everyday Parenting program and serve 400 families in the first year. The example assumes that the 5 clinicians are certified as providers and the Supervisor is certified a Family Check-Up consultant and trainer. The example also assumes that the program is implemented in a community service agency with appropriate space to conduct family assessments and equipment for clinicians.
For one community agency serving 400 families, the first year expense would be $476 per family. The costs would decrease significantly in subsequent years as the initial readiness, training, and certification costs are start-up costs that would not be incurred beyond Year 1.