As you will see in this sample Action Plan, program foundation and program impact area elements are connected. Each contributes to Family Well-Being through asset-building strategies. Program Leadership, that includes parents, creates a foundation of policies and procedures that are incorporated into Professional Development opportunities for all staff. This, in turn, provides staff with information they need to strengthen Family Partnerships as they work with families to individualize opportunities for asset-building strategies in the community. As families
and staff move forward in exploring asset-building strategies, together they strengthen Community Partnerships as they work with community partners to identify and use relevant community resources.
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|Sample PFCE Action Plan|
|DESIRED FAMILY ENGAGEMENT OUTCOME(S): Family Well-being: Parents and families are safe, healthy, and have increased financial security.|
|GOAL(S): Offer increased opportunities for families to learn about and enhance asset-building strategies.|
|ELEMENT||INDICATOR||ACTION STEP||RESOURCE(S)||PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE||TIME FRAME(S)||MEASURE(S) OF SUCCESS|
|Program Leadership||Ambitious Goals||Expand|
|program policies, procedures, goals, and opportunities to encompass asset-building strategies for staff and families.||ECLKC, National Center on Program Management, and Fiscal Operations (NCPMFO) material, Community Partners||Management Team, Board, and Policy Council/Committee||Begin during summer planning phase and implement in the fall.||Staff and families are knowledgeable about asset- building strategies and can describe the associated benefits.|
|Professional Development||High Quality Training for All Staff||Insert asset- building strategies as a standing agenda topic during monthly staff meetings to familiarize all staff with the concept, strategies, and opportunities for families.||ECLKC, NCPFCE materials, Community partners||Management Team||Begin with pre-service training sessions and continue monthly.||Ongoing monitoring reports indicate staff members across all content areas are able to assist families with asset-building strategies as part of their routine practice.|
|Partnerships||Families are partners in developing and achieving the goals in their family partnership agreements.||Staff and families collaborate to identify and share information related to asset building opportunities in the community.||Financial education Savings and Individual Development Accounts, Getting banked Managing credit and debt, Tax credits and tax filing assistance, Accessing federal and state benefits (Refer to ACF- IM-HS-11-05 for more information)||Management Team and Policy Council/Committee||Begin in early fall with the intention of sharing with all families by the first weeks of October.||Of the families who choose to develop family partnership goals, 10 percent explore and/or adopt goals around asset-building strategies.|
|Community Partnerships||Collaborative relationships for comprehensive services.||Staff, families, and communities participate in collaborations that respond to family goals and needs around asset-building strategies.||Board Members Local banks Local tax (|
|EITC) entities Local housing (savings programs) authorities||Management Team and Policy Council/Committee||Begin in late fall after assessing family asset-building strategies and implement any new opportunities by January.||Resources relating to goals parents set in family partnership plan are established, available, and used.|