- November 2002
- Vol. 3, No. 9
National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center Evaluates Shared Family Care Pilot Projects
The National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center (NAIARC) is providing technical assistance to pilot projects in California and Colorado to provide innovative and alternative services for children and families at risk. Shared family care is a model to help biological parents develop the necessary skills to achieve permanency for their children by temporarily placing their entire family with a host family trained to support and mentor them. The shared family care approach can be used for prevention, reunification, or helping parents decide whether they want to terminate their parental rights. A report on the effectiveness of shared family care in California and Colorado is available on the Web at http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~aiarc/information_resources/shared_family_care/ program_policy.html.