Over the years, Northwest Media, Inc. has developed strategic partnerships with several agencies to create high quality training material. The role of these strategic partners varies with the project. Generally they serve as content experts, collaborate on script development, or participate in the research, study, or implementation of a project.
Current partners on NWM research and implementation projects include:
Child Welfare League of America. Since 1920 Child Welfare League of America has supported a coalition of private and public agencies to serve the needs of children, youth and families who are vulnerable. CWLA provides direct support to agencies that serve children and families through policy advocacy, establishing standards of excellence, publications, training and consultation. NWM through its FosterParentCollege.com arm is in partnership with CWLA with the New Generation of the Foster Pride/Adopt Pride pre-service preparation and assessment component of the PRIDE Model of Practice to develop and support resource families.
TIES for Families is an interdisciplinary, university-based program established in 1995 to promote the successful adoption, growth, and development of children with special needs, especially those with prenatal substance exposure who are in foster care. The program is located on the UCLA campus and works in close collaboration with the public child welfare and mental health systems. The program employs an innovative model of intervention to reduce barriers to the adoption of these children and support their successful transition into permanent homes with stable, nurturing families. Our current project is to develop training for resource parents whose children have been drug endangered.
Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP). The Colorado-based PREP is one of the most comprehensive and well respected divorce-prevention/marriage enhancing programs in the world. PREP is a skills and principles-building curriculum designed to help partners say what they need to say, get to the heart of problems, and increase their connection with each other. Co-founded by psychologists Howard Markman, Ph.D. and Scott Stanley, Ph.D. Our current project is to implement a training to help resource parents support their relationship with family members.
Ohio Institute for Human Services. Since 1977, the Institute for Human Services (IHS) has worked throughout the United States and Canada, with both local public human service agencies and state and provincial governments, to protect children and strengthen families. IHS is committed to helping agencies achieve best practice and the highest standards of service. IHS offers consultation, research and evaluation, training, strategic planning, and training system development. In a long-term partnership we currently are working together on a project to support resource parents in multiple countries.