Follow-on Coaching to Households, Para-Social Worker's Guide, ESFAM Program

  • Date Posted: September 20, 2019
  • Authors: CGillum
  • Document Types: Guidance
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

This is the Follow-On Coaching Guide developed for ParaSocial Workers (PSWs) working under the Economic Strengthening to Keep and Reintegrate Children into Families (ESFAM) project. The ESFAM project supports the prevention of unnecessary separation of children and families at risk and reintegration and permanency of children with family. Coaching is one of several approaches that ESFAM Para-Social Workers use during home visits to vulnerable children and families, to reinforce ESFAM interventions in the areas of 1) economic strengthening, 2) responsive parenting, 3) psychosocial support, and 4) child wellbeing and protection. This Coaching Guide supports PSWs to provide households with targeted coaching to increase the adoption of new skills, practices,
and knowledge key to child and family wellbeing. The coaching approach outlined in this Guide is aligned with and mutually reinforcing to other approaches and tools utilized by the PSW as part of the ESFAM program.