Service Delivery Approach

The Family Resource Center Association works to make sure that our statewide network of Family Resource Centers is connected through research, evaluation, training and standards. Here are some of our key service delivery approaches used to set the stage for how our Member Centers provide services within their communities.

Our Member Centers work with families in a strength-based way, meaning family development specialists act as coaches and systems navigators to support families as they set and meet their own goals.


Research Documents:

Key Components of Family Resource Center
Reliability Study Manuscript and Abstract

FRCA works with OMNI Institute to gather and analyze data related to our Member Family Resource Centers and the families they serve. OMNI partnered with FRCA in identifying key components of Family Resource Centers. Read the literature review for Key Components of Family Resource Centers.

OMNI also worked with us to produce a reliability study for our Colorado Family Support Assessment 2.0, an assessment tool that measures family progress toward self-reliance in families served by Colorado Family Resource Centers. We collaborated with OMNI Institute and the University of Colorado, Boulder conduct the study. It was accepted by SAGE Journals for publication. Read the study’s manuscript or see the abstract.

Efforts to Outcomes (ETO)™

ETO is a software solution designed to track the effectiveness of programs, demonstrate impact and improve program implementation.  In partnership with OMNI Institute, our ETO™ database has been customized to gather and report on family outcomes in a significant way.  Together with our members we monitor and refine the data gathering and reporting process to achieve reporting that is robust and meaningful for our funders and program implementation. Learn more about how FRCA uses ETO.

For more information about ETO, please follow this link to the OMNI Institute.

5 Protective Factors

Protective Factors are the strengths and resources that families draw on when life gets difficult. Research has shown that these 5 Protective Factors increase family stability, enhance child development and reduce child abuse and neglect.

Family Resource Center Family Development Screening Survey

Our Member Family Resource Centers fill out this survey with families to determine what type of services they are in need of and ready to receive.

Colorado Family Resource Center Model

The Colorado Family Resource Center Model is a comprehensive approach to helping vulnerable families become more self-sufficient across multiple areas of family stability. View the Family Resource Center Model.

Family Centers Statute


Established in 1993 by the 59th General Assembly of the state of Colorado through Senate Bill 131.  The current Family Centers Statute, Legislative Declaration 26-18-101 guides the work of the program.

Family Centers Statute, Legislative Declaration 26-18-101 – last amended July 2010. View the full statue.