Culturally Responsive Whole Family Approach

As part of the evaluation of the application of Pascale Sykes’ Whole Family Approach (WFA), the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs (WRI) explored the flexibility of the WFA by zooming in on the cultural responsiveness of the social service agency collectives (Collaboratives) working with Hispanic, immigrant families in …

Whole Family Culturally Responsive Approach Evaluation

Immigrant families and the organizations that work with them experience circumstances and challenges related to their cultural background and personal and social resources that can only be captured through a culturally responsive evaluation. Using interviews with Hispanic participants and collaboratives, we sought to identify the ways in which collaboratives implemented …

Family Strengthening Network Family Advocacy Evaluation

Through our evaluation over the last eight years, we have observed that Family Strengthening Network (FSN) has a unique approach to family advocacy and service delivery which has resulted in positive changes among families. In an effort to evaluate this, we created a comprehensive survey to measure the relationship between …

COVID Breakout Report

Strengthening Families Initiative Evaluation Report This report provides updates on the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs (WRI) research activities, findings, and next steps in the evaluation of the Pascale Sykes Foundation’s implementation of the Whole Family Approach in nonprofit collaboratives in Southern New Jersey. From June 2021 to …

Evaluation of the Whole Family Approach by the Family Strengthening Network

  The Whole Family Approach partnered Rutgers-Camden Research Center to evaluate the implementation of the Whole Family Approach by the Family Strengthening Network. Findings include high levels of relationship quality with their family advocate, high levels of perceived social support, and high levels of interpersonal belonging.

Response to COVID-19 by Whole Family Approach Collaborations in Urban Settings

  In early 2020, the emergence of COVID-19 drastically and fundamentally changed the organization of social and economic life in the United States. For approximately six weeks in April and May, the research team at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice (UPenn) gathered data describing the …