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2002 Jordan Institute
for Families

Vol. 8, No. 1
December 2002

The Seven Strategies of North Carolina's Multiple Response System (MRS)

  1. A strengths-based, structured intake process

  2. A choice of two approaches to reports of child abuse, neglect, or dependency: the investigative assessment approach and the family assessment approach

  3. Coordination of law enforcement agencies and child protective services when using the investigative assessment approach

  4. Redesign of in-home family services

  5. Child and family team meetings

  6. Shared parenting meetings

  7. Collaboration between TANF and child welfare programs