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FASST Implementation Toolkit: Developing Sustainable Infrastructure in Support of Quality Field-Based Practice


This toolkit was produced as part of Developing Sustainable Infrastructure in Support of Quality Field-Based Practice (SIP) project, a collaborative effort of The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Children’s Future Hillsborough, Family and School Support Teams (FASST), and the USF Department of Child and Family Studies. The toolkit has been designed to support implementation of the FASST program as intended based on the current program theory.

The FASST Implementation Toolkit is organized into major sections based on findings from Phases I and II of the SIP project and the contributions of the SIP Research Advisory Board. The core components of the toolkit include the following topics:

1. The FASST Program Theory section provides the user with information and tools related to the FASST program theory as well as a brief description of the FASST Orientation Manual.

2. The FASST Orientation/Implementation Manual section provides the user with a brief description of the manual and its uses.

3. The FASST Information Sheets section provides a brief introduction of FASST for staff members as well as reproducible handouts about the FASST program. These are intended to be disseminated to staff, family members, and school and community partners.

4. The FASST Training and Coaching section offers the user information for new FASST employee orientation, guidelines for shadowing, and recommendations for ongoing training, including a recommended training schedule.

5. The Family Support section includes a tool, the Family Support Plan Log, which may serve as a proxy form for the Family Support Plan when a Family Support Coordinator is in the field. It also offers a way for staff to track tasks of the Family Team members and to regularly assess independence of the family.

6. The Supervision for Fidelity section provides support to program managers and supervisors. It offers tools related to regular supervision, chart review and feedback for the purpose of building the strength of program staff.

7. The Cross?Agency Team Building section provides tools for facilitating cross?agency team building at the direct care, supervisor, and program manager levels within the FASST program. It also provides the user with facilitation tools for an annual FASST retreat.

8. Additional Toolkit Resources.


Hodges, S., Ferreira, K., Gilbert-Smith, T., Vaughn, B., Mowery, D., Briscoe, R., Prince Inniss, J., & Hernandez, M. (2009, October 31). FASST Implementation Toolkit (Developing sustainable infrastructure in support of quality field-based practice series, FMHI # 248?5). Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Department of Child and Family Studies.

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