Blueprints Program Rating: Promising
A universal prevention program to improve mother, child, and birth outcomes through promoting coparenting quality among couples who are expecting their first child.
Initial Training and Technical Assistance
The cost of an on-site training workshop is $3,000, plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer(s). Open-enrollment workshops for multiple sites are $375.00 per person for the full training. The training workshops are 2 1/2 days in length -- 1.5 days for overview and prenatal content, and one day for review and postnatal content. An on-site training is accompanied by one hour of post-training technical assistance on a complimentary basis, with additional technical assistance available.
Local supervisor(s) should also be trained, and then observe trainee facilitator sessions and provide supervision support to enhance fidelity and group-leading quality.
Curriculum and Materials
Other Start-Up Costs
DVD/laptop and projector, if not already available.
Videotaped review of new trainee practice session, $100 (optional).
Inexpensive dinner for participants if desired; babysitting for postnatal classes if desired.
Intervention Implementation Costs
Ongoing Curriculum and Materials
$30/couple for workbooks.
Two co-facilitators (male and female) lead the sessions. Facilitators should have experience and comfort in working with families and in leading groups/classes. The training provides the key information for them to deliver the program effectively.
Implementation Support and Fidelity Monitoring Costs
Ongoing Training and Technical Assistance
No ongoing training is required. An optional videotape review of class is $100.
The first hour of technical assistance is free with the on-site training. Thereafter, $50-$100/hour by phone as needed.
Fidelity Monitoring and Evaluation
An observer at one to two classes per cohort, especially for new trainees, is optimal. Fidelity observation forms are provided for each session.
Ongoing License Fees
Other Implementation Support and Fidelity Monitoring Costs
Year One Cost Example
This example assumes that a community-based organization would deliver the Family Foundations program on-site to 4 cohorts, each including 10 couples. Two co-facilitators (male and female) would be contracted to lead the sessions.
The Year One expense for delivering the program to 40 couples would be $238.75 per couple. If space on-site is unavailable, an additional cost would be incurred to rent space for the parent group sessions. Other optional costs may include an inexpensive dinner and childcare.