Thriving Families Initiative Updates - November 2023

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To limit the emails you receive about the various DCYF projects in the child welfare space, we have put together all the updates related to our Thriving Families initiative in this monthly roundup:

Caregiver Supports

If you have any questions, email

Family Practice Model

  • Integrated Family Practice Model (IFPM) Family Practice Profiles to launch early 2024.

  • What is IFPM and how does it impact my work? IFPM is designed to support and prepare workers in child welfare for the demands of working with at-risk families in a complex and tense environment. Through this work, the IFPM is responsive to the fact that workers need support to learn and grow their skills overtime. To accomplish this, the IFPM streamlines access to the following elements by service area: policy, practice guide, practice profile, supports and resources, and quality assurance.

  • How are practice profiles created? Practice Profiles have been and continue to be developed through a series of co-design sessions with staff to describe methods and approaches when performing areas of practice, highlighting agency values.

  • Who can use these profiles? Practice Profiles are helpful to new workers, veteran workers and those who are in coaching roles. 

  • Rollout of practice profiles will be supported by the FPM Design Team representatives in each region. If you have any questions, email,, and


Natalie Green, Assistant Secretary of Child Welfare Field Operations

Ruben Reeves, Assistant Secretary of Licensing 

Vickie Ybarra, Interim Assistant Secretary of Partnership, Prevention, and Services