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Implementing Family Check-Up® For Children

Meets DHHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Materials and Forms to Support Implementation

Last Updated

April 2017


Operations Manuals

Operations manuals that explain how to use all implementation supports, deliver the model, assess model fidelity, and adhere to the consultation model are available through the ASU REACH Institute and online.


Service Delivery Forms

Several forms are used to facilitate delivery of the model. These include online assessment questionnaires and, an automated scoring summary sheet; case conceptualization forms; family profile forms used in the feedback session and designed to visually represent the child’s and family’s strengths and areas of concern; forms that parents use to facilitate selection of follow-up services from a menu of services; and forms to facilitate intervention skills to practice at home. In addition, forms to assess ongoing quality, support training and consultation, and assess providers’ and families’ satisfaction and engagement are available. Forms are available online. Most assessments are also available for online administration and automated scoring.


Assessment Tools

The FCU uses an assessment battery that looks at multiple ecological domains, including the family context, child adjustment, peer relations, self-regulation, and parent adjustment. The assessment includes parent and youth questionnaires, teachers’ ratings of children’s behavior at school, and videotaped observations of parent-child interactions. The questionnaires are available for online administration and automated scoring. Several assessment tools are also available to consultants and providers for ongoing implementation quality and fidelity to the model.



The FCU curriculum details objectives for the initial interview, assessment, and feedback session and process skills to accomplish these objectives. Tips and strategies to deliver the model are also provided.

Everyday Parenting is a family management training program that can be used for guiding individual family therapy, leading parents’ groups, and training counselors to work collaboratively with the parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents. The manual presents session outlines and materials organized into three skill areas: supporting positive behavior, setting healthy limits, and building family relationships.


Available Languages

Materials are available in English only.


Fidelity Measurement

Fidelity of implementation is evaluated using the COACH fidelity assessment. FCU consultants review and evaluate videotaped intervention sessions.


Fidelity Standards

Providers must demonstrate adherence and competence when delivering model components. Providers submit session recordings, which are reviewed and rated by FCU consultants using the COACH fidelity rating system. The rating system measures how well the provider (1) adheres to session protocols, (2) uses motivational enhancement strategies, and (3) guides discussions to focus on how parent behavior influences the child.



The information contained on this page was last updated in April 2017. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by the REACH Institute at Arizona State University on January 18, 2017. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.