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IV-E Waiver Evaluation – Leveraging Intensive Family Engagement (LIFE) Program Evaluation
Child Welfare
  • Carrie Jeanne Furrer, Portland State University
  • Thuan Duong, Portland State University
  • Amanda Cross-Hemmer, Portland State University
  • Beth L. Green, Portland State University
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  • Foster home care -- Oregon,
  • Child welfare -- Oregon,
  • Social work with children,
  • Family counseling,
  • Mentoring

In partnership with Oregon’s Department of Human Services, we are conducting qualitative and quantitative research to document the implementation and outcomes of the LIFE program. LIFE is an innovative approach to reducing time in out of home placement by providing intensive, multi-modal interventions that integrate Family Finding, Family Meetings, Parent Mentors, and a focus on family and youth voice in reducing the time spent in care for youth at high risk for long term foster care placements.


This is the Leveraging Intensive Family Engagement (LIFE): Progress Update from the Evaluation Team (January–June 2016).

The following materials are included here as supplemental files:

  • LIFE KickOff Evaluation Presentation July 2016
  • LIFE Quarterly Training #1 Evaluation
  • LIFE Quarterly Training #2 Evaluation Presentation September 2016
  • LIFE 6-Month Evaluation Update January 2016
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Carrie Jeanne Furrer, Thuan Duong, Amanda Cross-Hemmer and Beth L. Green. "IV-E Waiver Evaluation – Leveraging Intensive Family Engagement (LIFE) Program Evaluation" (2016)
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