Children’s Hope Alliance has been an accredited member agency of the Teaching Family Association since 2003. The Teaching-Family Model was developed specifically for children, youth, young adults and families receiving child welfare services. It has been demonstrated as effective for youth who are at-risk, juvenile delinquents, youth in the foster care system, developmentally disabled youth and adults, the severely emotionally disturbed, and families/parents at risk of having children removed.
The Teaching-Family Model has 40+ years of research evidence. For 20 of those years, dissemination-implementation research on the Teaching-Family Model was funded by the National Institute for Mental Health. The Teaching-Family Model was formally recognized by the American Psychological Association as an evidence-based practice in 2003. The Model is also listed on the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare with promising research evidence – the only evidence-based behavioral management program on the CEBC developed specifically for children, youth, young adults, and families receiving child welfare services.