This brief from the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition in the United States provides an overview of the 30 Days to Family® program, an intense, short-term intervention developed by the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition to: 1) increase the number of children placed with relatives/kin at the time they enter the foster care system; and 2) ensure natural and community supports are in place to promote stability for the child. The program model features two major elements: family finding and family support interventions.
A rigorous, independent study was commissioned to test the 30 Days to Family® theory of change. The study employed a set of four related sub-studies that produced important evidence of the program’s effectiveness. A basic overview of the findings of these studies is presented in this brief.