Implementing Family Connections (Birth to Age 5)

Implementation last updated: 2013

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Estimated costs of implementation

Average cost per family

A cost analysis conducted by James Bell Associates for the federally funded replication of eight sites found wide variation between sites based on differences in the agencies’ administration costs. The average cost for direct and indirect services to families was $1,466, without administrative costs added in, and $8,035 per family, including the agency’s administrative costs [costs incurred during the 2003 to 2008 replication].

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Labor costs

The cost for Family Connections personnel ranged from $428 per family at one site to $17,372 per family at another site [costs incurred during the 2003 to 2008 replication].

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Purchase of model or operating license

Family Connections does not require providers or agencies to purchase or license the model.

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Cost of materials and forms

No information is available about the costs of materials and forms.

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Cost of training and technical assistance

Training, technical assistance, and implementation planning facilitation is individually negotiated with sites.

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Infrastructure costs

No information is available about the costs of data systems used to support implementation.

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Recruitment and retention costs

No information is available about the costs of recruiting and retaining families.

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Implementation notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in April 2013. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by the Family Connections developer on March 28, 2013. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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