Resources for screening and assessing family functioning, including State and local examples.
Family Assessment Form (FAF)
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (2015)
Describes a tool that can be used to assess how families of all types and sizes function by assessing context as well as transactions among family members and their environment. The webpage includes link to the FAF website (FAF).
Family Assessment and Case Planning (PDF - 444 KB)
Florida Department of Children and Families (2016)
Examines the procedures used by child welfare case managers in Florida for family assessment and evaluation and reviews the components of a family assessment, including reviewing strengths and needs, protective capacities, and family motivation to change.
Family-Centered Services Assessment and Planning, Subsection 1 – Assessment and Planning
Missouri Department of Social Services Children's Division (2011)
In Child Welfare Manual
Explains the family-centered services (FCS) process in Missouri. Information is provided on tools and procedures for completing a FCS family assessment, including assessment of family functioning (Subsection 3.2.13).