FAMILY-CENTERED COACHING: A TOOLKIT TO TRANSFORM PRACTICES AND ENGAGE FAMILIES (107 pages)
The Prosperity Agenda.
The Family-Centered Coaching Toolkit provides tactics, tools, and resources to aid human service programs and professionals to incorporate a more holistic approach in their service delivery to families. A Family-Centered Coach works one-on-one with a participant in a mutual partnership to help the family identify and achieve their goals. This video, Meeting Families Where They Are - at Maricopa County (AZ), provides an introduction to Family-Centered Coaching and what it means for working with families.
The Family-Centered Coaching Toolkit focuses on 3 key points:
COACHING FOR ECONOMIC MOBILITY (23 pages)
EMPath. By Nicki Ruiz de Luzuriaga, MPA.
EMPath developed the Mobility Mentoring® program to help individuals move towards greater economic mobility. Mobility Mentoring® professionals partner with participants to grow their skills and increase their access to resources in their move towards economic independence.
This guide introduces the reader to the coaching process, including how “mobility coaching” differs from other forms of coaching models. It also provides guidelines for hiring, training and effectively support coaches. It presents the Bridge to Self-Sufficiency® as a framework for coach and participant to collaboratively examine family stability, well-being, education/training, financial management and employment/career management -- and to track progress in these inter-related domains overtime.
EMPLOYMENT COACHING FOR TANF AND RELATED POPULATIONS (6 pages)
Mathematica. By Kristen Joyce and Sheena McConnell.
This brief describes coaching methods being used to strengthen self-regulation skills to meet employment goals. It emphasizes the importance of self-regulation skills in the labor market and describes how poverty can hamper participants from fully using them. The brief then describes the key elements of coaching, how it can improve employment outcomes and ongoing studies to test the effectiveness of this model.