Function First: An Online Assessment and Intervention Tool to Reduce Runaways
- Kim Crosland, PhD
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
This project is a Small Business Innovation Research Grant collaborating with the Center for Social Innovation. The goal of the grant is to create a comprehensive online version of the Functional Assessment Interview for Runaways (FAIR) and an interactive training module for caregivers of youth in foster care.
- Create an online version of an assessment tool for decreasing youth runaway behavior.
- Develop an interactive training for caregivers of youth to assist them in developing effective interventions to decrease running.
- Conduct a formal evaluation of the online tool and training module with child welfare providers.
Long Term Impact
- Improve stability of youth in foster care placements by decreasing runaway behavior.
- Improve the training of caregivers in how to interview youth and implement effective interventions.
- Created on-line version of the Functional Assessment Interview for Runaways (FAIR) tool.
- Developed and tested the interactive training with administrators, caseworkers, and group home staff.
- Conducted data analysis and evaluation from the field testing.