How It Works

How it Works

We train your staff on the most up-to-date research on risk and protective factors in families.

Then, we give step-by-step instruction and practice using The Family Map interviews and help you implement interviews. Use them at yearly home visits, at parent-teacher conferences, or at enrollment.

The result is better family partnership.

Educators trained in The Family Map are more effective at serving families because they

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Program Evaluation

The Family Map can also be used to evaluate intervention programs. For instance, researchers are currently using it to evaluate the Arkansas statewide Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.

To inquire about a plan for your program, fill out the Agency Information form.

This training was very informative and shed a different light on Family Map! I hope that this training/trainer is used often. The manual is great and will be useful for all purposes!

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“…it has been a great tool so far and helped us a lot to set the direction and guidelines when developing our family service plan.”

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“…We are so excited to implement this tool…”

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“…It has created a culture of openness and trust between our parents and staff. Through the Family Map process parents come to understand that we genuinely care about their family’s overall well-being…”

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“…Initially, several teachers were resistant to using the Family Map, but they changed their minds after they saw how well it helped them to get to know their families better…”

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“…I think it can open a conversation up about what people might need in addition to what they are already doing or what they seem to be missing…”

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“My teacher really showed concern.”

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“I really like how thorough they are…”

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“The teacher showed concern…”

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Department of Family & Preventive Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham St., #530
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199

Phone: 501-686-6585