Continuous and Collaborative: Best Practices for Family Treatment Court Screening and Assessment

Family treatment court (FTC) teams often think of “screening and assessment” as a task to complete in the early stages of a case. While vital to inform initial service delivery, screening and assessment processes must be collaborative and continuous to respond to evolving parent and child strengths and needs. This presentation will encourage FTC teams to conduct an “assessment inventory” to understand what tools are being used, when, and by whom, and how to collaborate to best use the information without overburdening families.

In this webinar, presenters will outline how to integrate “checks” into FTC phases and milestones to ensure parents and children are receiving needed supports and services that will prepare them for successful case closure and sustained recovery. Two panelists will share how their FTC used a continuous and collaborative screening and assessment process.

*Please Note: This webinar is not registered for CEU credit. A certificate of attendance will be provided for personal portfolio use only.


  • Alexis Balkey, MPA, Program Director, Center for Children and Family Futures, Irvine, California
  • Kelly Jones, MPA, Senior Associate, Center for Children and Family Futures, Irvine, California
  • Ashley Armstrong, Specialty Courts Coordinator, Greene County Family Treatment Court, Springfield, Missouri
  • Ambi Daniel, CASAC II, Resource Coordinator II, Oneida County Family Court, Utica, New York


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