FAF Software

Update January 2018 (Scroll down for ALIGN member participation)

FAF Software

Take a look at their  newly revised factsheet that is easy to share, and highlights FAF’s many benefits:

  • Family Centric
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Research Validated
  • Linked, Guided Service Planning
  • Aligns with Protective Factors
Through our clients, FAF Software has reached more than 40,000 children and families, and we’re pleased to report a 100% client renewal rate for 2018.

The FAF Team attended a Trauma-Informed Care Training recently offered by Strategies 2.0 , which provides no-cost resources to the family strengthening field. The objectives of the full-day course were 1) to define trauma 2) to describe trauma’s impact on development and well-being and 3) to identify strategies for responding to trauma and resisting re-traumatization.

Strategies 2.0 and FAF Software are both part of the peer-to-peer network within Children’s Bureau with missions to help other organizations help families. Learn more about Strategies 2.0 offerings.

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Children’s Bureau is excited to announce that FAF Web tool is available in Canada and currently being used by the following agencies to facilitate the implementation of OBSD .
Hull Child and Family Services
McMan Youth Family and Community Services
Unlimited Potential Community Services
Grande Prairie Public School District


The Strengthening Families Approach to child abuse prevention and other human services is based on 5 protective factors that have been proven to promote healthy family life and contribute to parents’ and children’s well being.

  • FAF Software’s assessment and service planning tools are centered on these same 5 factors. Click on the image to see how FAF captures them.
  • FAF’s assessment consists of 8 primary factors and 59 sub-factors; 30 of the 59 sub-factors capture the Protective Factors.
  • FAF Software is research validated for both its validity (measures what it intends to measure) and its reliability (instrument consistency). Visit our library of research articles here.

Help strengthen families today. Get free tools in the 2018 Prevention Resource Guide. Chapter 1 describes approaches based on protective factors that reduce risk of child maltreatment & promote kids’ healthy development.

FAF Web integrates the research-validated Family Assessment Form © tool with improved case management functions.  With FAF Web, case workers can track information from intake through contacts, service planning, and case closure.  Its service planning feature is an efficient tool for incorporating strengths and concerns into goals developed by case workers and families.  FAF Web meets all needs by tracking and reporting on data related to family functioning, service plans, contact notes, closing summaries, caseload reports, demographic reports, and a host of other evaluation functions.  The newest version of the FAF Web, has all the features of the original FAF Pro software integrated into a platform that users can connect with any time, from anywhere.   The Family Assessment Form (FAF) is the ideal tool for assessment and case management in the family services field is a practitioner developed, user-friendly tool designed to help child welfare and family support workers assess family functioning, develop meaningful service plans, monitor progress, and to assist agencies in measuring program outcomes. The FAF tool tracks, among others, clear indicators of child safety, child well-being, permanence, and family and community support and is the ideal tool for assessment and case management in the family services field. It is a state-of-the-art case management platform designed to support best-practice service planning, program improvement, evaluation, and reporting specifically for family strengthening and home visitation programs.. The newest version of the Family Assessment Form Software, FAF Web, has all the features of the original FAF Pro software integrated into a platform that users can connect with any time, from anywhere. To upgrade to FAF Web or to set up a webinar and discuss purchasing options, please contact:

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