Technical Assistance

Technical assistance is a critical component of the Center's mission to disseminate current information on family-centered services, policy and program development, and implementation of evidence-based practice.  TA activities collaborate with and support strategic efforts of national and regional agencies to strengthen services to families. As the federally funded National Resource Center for In-Home Services between 2009-14, we provided technical assistance to 31 states and 54 tribes to build capacity to provide effective and promising alternatives to out-of-home placement. 

Technical Assistance

Staff and consultants for the NRCFCP draw upon a broad knowledge base encompassing critical developments in family and child welfare policy, systems reform issues, diverse program models, contemporary practice methods, and comprehensive evaluation designs. Technical assistance consultations are designed to facilitate the establishment and maintenance of family-centered, culturally responsive, and community empowering programs and related initiatives.

Areas in which the NRCFCP offers technical assistance include:

  • Assessment
  • Organizational development
  • Cultural competence
  • Child welfare practice & intervention
  • Supervision & management
  • Community development
  • Evaluation & outcomes
  • Wraparound services
  • School-linked services
  • Collaborative partnerships

If you would like to learn more about the NRC's technical assistance work, please contact Training Director Lisa D'Aunno at lisa-daunno@uiowa.edu or Research Director Brad Richardson at brad-richardson@uiowa.edu