Tool: What Does It Sound Like When Coaches Use FCC Approaches?

This tool is helpful for training purposes as it helps clarify language used by the coach when playing each of the three roles, and how they can move among the three approaches of case management, discovery (readiness assessment), and goal-setting.

On an ongoing basis and once you are working with a parent, it can be helpful to review this before a meeting to help prompt you and/or to refer to this tool after a meeting if the conversation was getting “stuck.”

  • What types of questions were you asking?
  • Could it be that the parent is in a different stage of change and thus was not responding to those questions?

Look to see if there are some other prompts for how to engage with the parent that may better reflect their stage of change.

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The Prosperity Agenda provides these resources as the designated national administrator of Family-Centered Coaching.