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Using the casey foster home assessment tools cffa the cfai

Using the Casey Foster Home Assessment Tools (CFFA): The CFAI

An Interactive Learning Module for End Users

Click here to move to next slide.

Press ESC to exit module.


How to use this learning module
How to Use This Learning Module CFAI

Click on the navigation buttons to move through this learning module as follows:

  • Move forward to the next slide.

  • Move back to the previous slide.

  • Return to the Table of Contents & select new content.

  • Indicate an answer to a question.

  • Go to the CFFA web site

WEB

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How to view the website during the training module
How to view the website CFAIduring the training module:

  • During the training module we suggest links to important information on the www.fosterfamilyassessments.orgweb site. If you want to go to the web site to view information, click on the button. When you are finished, minimize the web site to return to the training module.

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Table of contents
Table of Contents CFAI

Introduction to the Module

Overview of the CFAI

Completing the CFAI

Understanding the CFAI Comparison Report

You can navigate to any part of the content by clicking the button next to a content area.


Handout for this module
Handout for this module CFAI

  • As you go through this module, you will use the following handout: Delaney Comparison Report.

Click here to download your copy of the Delaney Comparison Report handout now.


Introduction
Introduction CFAI

This interactive learning module prepares you to use online versions of the Casey Foster Family Assessment (CFFA) tools for assessing foster and foster/ adoptive parent applicants.

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After completing this self study module you will know about
After completing this self-study module you will know about…..

  • Locating the CFAI on www. fosterfamilyassessments.org

  • Explaining the subscales of the CFAI

  • Accessing the web site and complete measures online

  • Getting the CFAI Comparison Report

  • Interpreting the contents of the Comparison Report

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Overview of the cfai
Overview of the CFAI about…..

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The cfai is specific to family structure and type
The CFAI is specific to about…..family structure and type

  • You can use the tools with

    • One- and two-parent families, including same-sex two-parent families

    • Families with and without children

    • Kinship families

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There are two versions of the cfai
There are two versions of the CFAI about…..

Together, the CFAI-A and the CFAI-W give the best vantage point for predicting how applicants will do as foster/adoptive parents and what types of help and support they will need.

CFAI-A is the applicant’s self-assessment of his or her potential

CFAI-W gives your perspective of the applicant’s potential

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Cfai description
CFAI Description about…..

  • Applicants and workers rate each item on a four-point response scale:

    • strongly disagree

    • disagree

    • strongly agree

    • agree

  • The CFAI-A requires a 6th grade reading level

  • A Spanish version will be available in 2006

  • You can download a PDF version of the CFAI-A to give to applicants

  • WEB

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    Cfai a has 6 possible subscales
    CFAI-A Has 6 Possible Subscales about…..

    • All applicants receive scores on the three core subscales

      • Foster Child Development

      • Challenging Children

      • Worker/Agency Challenges

    Click here for descriptions of the core subscales

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    Descriptions of the core subscales
    Descriptions of the core subscales about…..

    • Foster Child Development addresses ability to promote a child’s positive development and well-being while also minimizing inappropriate social behavior and emotional expression.

    • Challenging Children assesses potential to care for children with specific challenging characteristics or behavior patterns.

    • Worker/Agency Challenges addresses the applicant’s potential to work in partnership with you and agencies, even under difficult circumstances.

    Click here to return to CFAI subscales

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    Applicants complete subgroup subscales based on demographics
    Applicants complete subgroup subscales based on demographics about…..

    • Married applicants

      • Co-Parenting subscale

    • Applicant’s with children

      • Integrating Foster Children subscale

    • Applicants who plan to care for a relative

      • Kinship Care subscale

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    Descriptions of subgroup subscales
    Descriptions of subgroup subscales about…..

    • Co-Parenting subscale assesses agreement partners regarding child-rearing issues and parenting, and the presence of supportive co-parenting behaviors.

    • Integrating Foster Children subscale assesses perceptions of how children already in the family feel about having foster children join the family.

    • Kinship Care subscale addresses ability to care for a child who is related.

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    Cfai w has 4 subscales
    CFAI-W has 4 Subscales about…..

    • General Potential to Foster Subscale

      • One general subscale about your perspective of an applicant’s potential ability to provide care

    • Subgroup subscales

      • Co-parenting

      • Integrating Foster Children

      • Kinship Care

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    The cfai a and cfai w results are reported on the comparison report
    The CFAI-A and CFAI-W results are reported on the Comparison Report

    • Key Features

      • Applicant’s responses to the CFAI-A

      • Your responses to the CFAI-W

      • CFAI-A summary of scores

      • CFAI-W summary of scores

      • Flagged items that identify strengths

      • Flagged items that identify risks

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    Cfai review
    CFAI Review Report

    Who completes the CFAI-W?

    • The applicant

    • The worker

    • The collateral reference

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    Yes! Report

    • You answered B. The CFAI-W is completed by the worker. The applicant completes the CFAI-A. Having the perspective of the worker and the applicant involves the applicant in mutual assessment and provides two points of view about the applicant’s potential to foster.

      Go to the next question

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    Nope try again
    Nope. Try again. Report

    • You answered A. The applicant completes the CFAI-A.

      Return to the question

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    Nope try again1
    Nope. Try again. Report

    • You answered C. The CFAI does not ask for information from references.

      Return to the question

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    Cffa review
    CFFA Review Report

    The CFAI-A applicant version has 6 subscales and the CFAI-W worker version has ___ subscales.

    • 4

    • 5

    • 6

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    Yes you are correct
    Yes. You are correct! Report

    • You answered A. The CFAI-A has 6 subscales and the CFAI-W has 4 subscales, one general subscale of fostering potential and 3 subgroup subscales.

      Go to the next section

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    Nope try again2
    Nope. Try again. Report

    • You answered B.

      Return to the question

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    Nope try again3
    Nope. Try again. Report

    • You answered C.

      Return to the question

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    Completing the cfai

    Completing the CFAI Report

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    Begin by going to the home page www fosterfamilyassessments org
    Begin by going to the home page www.fosterfamilyassessments.org

    • Click on Take Assessments

    • Click on Take Assessment Front Page

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    Take assessments front page
    Take Assessments-Front Page www.fosterfamilyassessments.org

    • The applicant completes the CFAI-A

    • Then, you have 120 days to complete the CFAI-W in order to get a Comparison Report

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    You and the applicant have to enter the following information to get a comparison report
    You and the applicant www.fosterfamilyassessments.orghave to enter the following information to get a Comparison Report

    • The case ID number for the applicant

    • The applicant’s first name

    • The applicant’s date of birth

    • Your e-mail address

    • Your agency’s name

    • You and the applicant have to type in the same information exactly the same way (no extra spaces)

      • Download a Word document form of instructions for foster parents from the Quick Start for Agency Workers page

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    To complete the cfai
    To complete the CFAI www.fosterfamilyassessments.org

    • Follow the instructions at the top of the page

    • Answer all items. If an item does not completely apply to the foster parent’s situation, try to select the closest one that reflects the parent from the alternatives given

    • At least 80% of items have to be completed to get a Comparison Report

    • Notice two important features:

      • You cannot check two responses for the same item

      • The bar at the top indicates the percentage of the survey the worker

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    Cfai subscales
    CFAI subscales www.fosterfamilyassessments.org

    • Complete the subscales based on the applicant’s demographic characteristics

    • Applicants will not see these special group subscale items if they answered “No” to the related demographic questions

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    Aggregate demographics
    Aggregate demographics www.fosterfamilyassessments.org

    • Aggregate demographics are essential to further test and develop the CFAI. The first time that you use the online CFAI, take a moment to complete this section.

    • This information will be stored to match with future surveys. Your e-mail address matches the information to surveys.

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    Aggregate demographics1
    Aggregate demographics www.fosterfamilyassessments.org

    • You need to re-enter the demographics if your status changes in any of those areas. For example, if it’s been over a year since you first began using the tool, you may need to complete this demographic section again to indicate that you’ve been working in your field for 3 years, instead of 2.

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    Get a comparison report for your case record
    Get a Comparison Report www.fosterfamilyassessments.orgfor your case record

    • Click SUMBIT RESULTS

    • In 10-15 seconds, a PDF file of the Comparison Report will appear

    • SAVE the file to your desktop by clicking on the save icon at the top left corner of the page

    Contents Back Forward


    Understanding the cfai comparison report
    Understanding the CFAI Comparison Report www.fosterfamilyassessments.org

    ContentsBack Forward


    Reading the delaney comparison report a handout
    Reading the Delaney Comparison Report – a handout www.fosterfamilyassessments.org

    • As you go through the slides, you can also look at those same results with your copy of the Delaney Comparison Report.

    Click here to download your copy of the Delaney Comparison Report handout now if you have not done so.


    The comparison report has results for the cfai a and the cfai w
    The Comparison Report has results for the CFAI-A and the CFAI-W

    CFAI-A has 6 subscales

    Higher percentile ranks mean greater potential to foster

    CFAI-W has 4 subscales

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    Percentile ranks
    Percentile Ranks CFAI-W

    Learning Curve

    Percentile ranks compare applicant’s responses with responses of a reference group of experienced foster parents.

    Applicant’s CFAI Score

    Percentile ranks tell the percentage of experienced foster parents in the reference group who have CFAI scores lower than the applicant’s score.

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    Percentile ranks range from 1 99
    Percentile ranks CFAI-Wrange from 1-99

    Learning Curve

    99th Percentile (PR)

    Applicant’s CFAI Score

    Reference Group of Experienced

    Foster Parents

    1st Percentile (PR)

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    How percentile ranks determine potential
    How percentile ranks CFAI-Wdetermine potential

    Learning Curve

    • A PR score of 75 or above indicates:

    • 75% of the reference group scored lower than the applicant.

    • The applicant has a strength in this area.

    Applicant’s PR

    75th PR

    High Potential

    Strength

    • A PR score of 25 or below indicates:

    • 25% of the reference group scored lower than the applicant.

    • This identifies and area for growth as a foster parent.

    25th PR

    Low Potential

    Area for Growth

    Applicant’s PR

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    Find maria s cfai a summary on page 7 of the delaney comparison report
    Find Maria’s CFAI-A Summary on page 7 of the Delaney Comparison Report

    Learning Curve

    High Potential

    Strength

    Maria’s CFAI-A percentile rank for foster child development is 76.5…..

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    Foster child development
    Foster Child Development Comparison Report

    Learning Curve

    Maria’s PR score of 76.5 indicates a special strength in meeting the developmental needs of children in foster care.

    Maria’s PR76.5

    75th PR

    High Potential

    Strength

    Next, see how Maria assessed herself in other important areas of fostering potential.

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    Return to the cfai a summary
    Return to the CFAI-A Summary Comparison Report

    Learning Curve

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    Maria s cfai a percentile rank for other subscales fell below the 25th percentile
    Maria’s CFAI-A percentile rank for other subscales fell below the 25th percentile

    Learning Curve

    High Potential

    Strength

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    Challenging children
    Challenging Children below the 25th percentile

    Learning Curve

    Maria’s PR score of 14 indicates that she has concerns about her potential to care for children with specific challenging characteristics or behavior patterns.

    25th PR

    Maria identifies caring for children with challenging behaviors as an area for growth.

    Low Potential

    Area for Growth

    Maria’s PR14

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    Return to maria s cfai a summary
    Return to Maria’s CFAI-A Summary below the 25th percentile

    Learning Curve

    High Potential

    Strength

    Find Maria’s Score on the Coparenting Subscale.

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    Coparenting
    Coparenting below the 25th percentile

    Learning Curve

    Maria’s PR score of 8 indicates that only 8% of experienced foster parents scored lower than Maria on the Coparenting subscale.

    Experienced foster parents know the importance of working together as a couple. At times, fostering can stress even the strongest relationships. Maria and Richard may need additional support from their worker as they face unfamiliar parenting decisions.

    25th PR

    Low Potential

    Area for Growth

    Maria’s PR8

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    Return to the cfai a summary1
    Return to the CFAI-A Summary below the 25th percentile

    Learning Curve

    Find Maria’s score on the Worker/Agency Challenges Subscale

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    Worker agency challenges
    Worker/Agency Challenges below the 25th percentile

    Learning Curve

    Maria’s PR score of 22 indicates that Maria sees her relationship with her worker and the agency as an important influence on her fostering potential.

    25th PR

    Her worker can use Maria’s self-report to clarify roles and to build a strong collaborative relationship with Maria and Richard.

    Low Potential

    Area for Growth

    Maria’s PR22

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    Your turn find richard s percentile ranks on the cfai a subscales
    Your turn: Find Richard’s Percentile Ranks on the CFAI-A subscales

    Learning Curve

    What is Richards potential on the integrating Foster Children subscale?

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    Integrating foster children
    Integrating Foster Children subscales

    Learning Curve

    Richard’s PR score of 4 indicates that he has questions about how having a foster child living with the family may affect their son, Thomas.

    25th PR

    He would benefit from more information about the effects of fostering on the family.

    Low Potential

    Area for Growth

    Richard’s PR4

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    Your turn find richard s percentile ranks on the cfai a subscales1
    Your turn: Find Richard’s Percentile Ranks on the CFAI-A subscales

    Learning Curve

    What other areas for growth did Richard identify?

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    Your turn answer
    Your turn: Answer subscales

    Learning Curve

    • Parenting children with challenging behaviors

    • Coping with worker/agency challenges

    • Coparenting

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    Find the cfai w summary on page 8 of the delaney comparison report
    Find the CFAI-W Summary on page 8 of the Delaney Comparison Report

    Learning Curve

    The worker assessed Maria as having high general potential for fostering. She identified Richard’s concerns about how having foster children will affect their son, Thomas.

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    Next compare the cfai w and cfai a summaries
    Next, compare the CFAI-W and CFAI-A Summaries Report

    Learning Curve

    Worker’s view

    Applicant’s view

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    What additional areas of agreement do you see in the score summaries
    What additional areas of agreement do you see in the score summaries?

    Learning Curve

    Worker’s view

    Applicant’s view

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    Flagged items indicate risks and strengths
    Flagged Items indicate summaries?risks and strengths

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    Maria and richard s strengths
    Maria and Richard’s Strengths summaries?

    • Maria and Richard identify that they have a strong relationship. They believe that their son, Thomas wants to have a foster sibling.

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    Possible risks
    Possible Risks summaries?

    • Richard reports that he spanks his son, Thomas.

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    Interpreting results
    Interpreting Results summaries?

    Maria has a special strength in her ability to promote a child’s development

    Both Maria and Richard expressed some concerns about their co-parenting. Fostering can be stressful and couples with scores in this range may have problems working together to care for a foster child

    Richard indicates that he might that he spanks his son. Foster parents need to have non-physical strategies for helping children improve their behaviors.

    Results from the CFAI suggest that the worker should talk with Richard and Maria further about how they work together and support each other as parents

    They may need additional training about non-physical discipline techniques, behavior management strategies, and the affects of fostering on the family

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    This concludes using the casey foster family assessments the cfai
    This concludes Using the Casey Foster Family Assessments: the CFAI

    Thank you for your interest in learning about the CFFA!

    Other interactive self-tutorials on the CFFA:

    • Introduction to the CFFA

    • Completing the CHAP Measures

    • Sharing Information about the CFFA with Caregivers

    To print a Certificate of Completion for this tutorial, click on the button then press “PrtSc” on your keyboard

    Click here to return to the beginning of this tutorial.

    Press “ESC” on you keyboard to exit the tutorial


    Certificate the CFAI

    of Completion

    Is presented to:

    (Trainee’s Name)

    For completing the online interactive training module

    Using the Casey Foster Family Assessment Tools (CFFA): The CFAI

    (Date Completed)


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