Building Better Programs

Developing a Family-Centered Approach to Coaching

Family-Centered Approach to Coaching Meeting, March 21-22, 2016 


Attendee List

Attendee Bios


Meeting Pre-Reading

Coaching Guide Introduction

The Effects of Trauma

Executive Skills and Coaching – A Brief Introduction

Overview of Financial Coaching

Encouraging Motivation to Change: Am I doing this right?

The Effects of Trauma

Alleviating Poverty Doesn’t Have To Be So Hard, And Behavioral Science Can Help

Guiding Principles of Trauma-Informed Care

Follow Up Resources & Materials

Coaching for Economic Mobility a report by Crittenton Women’s Union to clarify what they mean by “coaching”, its basic elements, and how it is practiced in their programs. 

Poverty Interrupted: Applying Behavioral Science to the Context of Chronic Scarcity– a white paper by ideas42 discussing the application of behavioral science to the cycle of poverty. The paper also includes specific recommendations for programs and providers who are hoping to improve program design and engagement.  

Poverty Interrupted Executive Summary

Executive Function Webinar Series– Six webinars that help define executive function skills, why they matter to human service programs, and how they can be used to inform program design and a goal achievement framework.

Trauma-Informed Organizational Toolkit– designed by American Institutes for Research, this toolkit gives programs a roadmap for becoming trauma-informed, offering guidelines and an organizational self-assessment.

Coaching Toolkit for Child Welfare– from the Northern California Training Academy and Casey Family Programs, this toolkit was designed for agency leadership, learners, coaches, and supervisors. It provides research on coaching as well as tools and strategies for implementing coaching practices.

TuaPath Contact Information

Motivational Interviewing Pocket Guide– this introduction to motivational interviewing provides basic concepts and the steps of MI. You can also access a short video on MI here. Additional resources can be found on the MINT site. If you have trouble accessing materials here, contact Tom Jaeger at