Using Optima, programs can now track CFE related activities following the 4 C’s: Collaborate, Cultivate, Convene and Connect.
Understanding the Full Case Approach to CFE and How to Track in Optima
CFE Funding Overview Document
CFE Funding PowerPoint
CFE Funding Webinar
4 C’s Hand Outs
Check out each one-pager for more details including what does each C look like, how to enter it in Optima and frequently asked questions. You can also download all four PDFs here.
CFE team meeting, transfer staffing, initial coordination meeting or any “meeting” amongst the CFE team that occurs in person, virtually, via email chain, phone call or at court, etc.— where a case is discussed, and information is shared between CASA and CPS/SSCC.
Cultivate is the use of CFE tools to identify the support network for the child/parents and family. It is a best practice to complete three or more of any of the CFE tools with/for child, parent, and family/fictive kin. Of the three tools, at least one tool should be attempted with/for the child, and one tool with a parent.
Family meetings may include FGC, PC, COS, or any other family meeting (formal or informal) in which family/fictive kin are invited.
Action taken by CASA to support, build or strengthen connections for the child and/or parents. Connections may include kin, fictive kin, siblings and people from other areas of support for the child or family. Activities can happen in person, virtually or via correspondence.