Using Optima, programs can now track CFE related activities following the 4 C’s: Collaborate, Cultivate, Convene and Connect. First review the criterion for CFE tracking below followed by more details on each of the 4 C’s.

CFE Community Call: Optima

The CFE team presented on CFE tracking in Optima covering how to enter CFE trainings into Optima and what activities to record for each of the 4 C’s.

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Criterion for CFE Case & Optima Training

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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.

Collaborate

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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

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Three or more of any of the CFE tools have been attempted or completed with/for child, parent, and family/fictive kin. Of the three tools, at least one tool needs to be attempted with/for child, and one tool with a parent.

Convene

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Family meetings may include FGC, PC, COS, or any other family meeting (formal or informal) in which family/fictive kin are invited.

Connect

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Activities that, through the work of CFE, occurred between a child and their network member/s, and/or parent and their network member/s, such as phone calls, email, letter, text, video calls or visits. Network members 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.

CFE Tracking in Optima

Using Optima, programs can now track CFE related activities following the 4 C’s: Collaborate, Cultivate, Convene and Connect. First review the criterion for CFE tracking below followed by more details on each of the 4 C’s. CFE Community Call: Optima The CFE team presented on CFE tracking in Optima covering how to enter CFE trainings into Optima and what activities … Read More

ODM Lightning Setup Instructions

Salesforce is transitioning to Salesforce Lightning, a newly designed platform. CASA staff logging on to the ODM will need to follow the instructions in the ODM Lightning Setup document to transition to the new platform. Questions can be directed to Database Administrator Suzanne Alston at SAlston@texascasa.org. view now

FY 23 Quality Assurance Preparation Training

The Quality Assurance Preparation Training for FY2023 includes a webinar and two resources: The Indicators of Compliance Checklist for Self Audit – Programs are required to complete and submit the self-audit checklist with the Indicators of Compliance (IoC) documents. The FY23 QA Readiness Guide –  The guide provides all of the information needed to prepare your CASA program for a quality assurance … Read More

Embedding CFE Assessment

In the interest of understanding which local CASA programs have embedded the practice of Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) and what they have done to accomplish this, Texas CASA completed an assessment in conjunction with the CFE team. The assessment took place in the first two quarters of FY 2022. Embeddedness was defined as integrating CFE practices and beliefs into many … Read More

Working with Incarcerated Parents

The following resource and training provide educational information to support children with parents who are incarcerated along with tips for engaging in important conversations. These tools explore the stigma children and families experience, and supportive ways to promote healing. The guidance and suggestions in these materials are subject to local program policies and practices. Monthly VCA Zoom Watch Now Resources … Read More