Q & A

  • How can I receive training on the 3-5-7 Model™?
    • Currently training is only provided by Darla L. Henry & Associates.  At this time, no individual or agency outside of Darla L. Henry & Associates is licensed to train on the 3-5-7 Model™ (with the exception of agencies licensed to train employees within their agency).
    • Please contact us if you would like to know if your agency is licensed to train on the model or find out how you can receive training.
    • Most of our training is agency based.  Contact us to request a training near you.
  • Why is the 3-5-7 Model™ licensed?
    • The 3-5-7 Model™ is licensed to ensure the model is being used in the way it was intended.
  • How can I become a 3-5-7 Model™ trainer?
    • Currently, only the staff of Darla L. Henry & Associates is permitted to train on the model. If you are interested in becoming a 3-5-7 Model™ trainer please contact us.
  • Can the 3-5-7 Model™ be used as part of a grant?
    • The 3-5-7 Model™ can only be used as part of a grant with our expressed and written permission. If you are considering including the 3-5-7 Model™ in a grant proposal please contact us early in the proposal writing process to discuss how we can collaborate.
    • See our Grants/Research page on our website for more information.
  • How can I order the 3-5-7 Model™ Workbook?
    • The 3-5-7 Model™ Workbook is a tool given to participants of the 3-5-7 Model™ Program training and is not sold independent of the training.
  • What are overall costs?
    • Cost vary per program; however, our typical programs in which we are engaged in installation (clarification) and implementation (integration) for a year and includes 4 days of on-site training and 10 months of coaching has base cost of $12,500.
    • Please contact us to talk about your specific organization and to discuss a program that is specific to your needs.
    • If you are interested in our program but find it cost prohibitive, please contact us so we can explore options with you.
  • What is the evidence of the success of the program- is there any research? What are the benefits of the program? Is there any research that speaks to financial savings to the agency using the model?
    • Currently in Year 5 of demonstration project in Las Vegas—RCT research project showing decreased levels of perceived stress, increased well-being and decreased levels of symptoms of depression in youth where workers used the 3-5-7 Model™ as compared to youth in the control group
    • A fidelity system is in final stages of development.  This system ensures that the framework is being used as intended.
    • Reports of increased worker satisfaction in agencies actively using the framework’
    • California Evidence Based Clearinghouse Child Welfare Relevance rating of “High”
  • The Director strongly feels that child protection workers should be able to do clinical work/support- how will the training and ongoing coaching support this?
    • The model helps these workers put their prior training and theoretical knowledge into practice in a directional approach.  The tools of the model (Skills Development Guide and Readiness Continuum help workers plan their time and be intentional about their interactions with youth and families to support movement toward permanency by using the tools that allow children and families to do their work.
    • The model promotes the use of strategies by the child’s ongoing worker to support the work of grieving losses and rebuilding relationships.  This is done within the context of the relationship—provided that the worker sees the child regularly (more frequently than once/month)
  • How do you determine that children are ready to engage in the 357 Model™?
    • The approach of the model is to meet the youth where they are.  In this sense, there is no need to determine if the child is ready to engage in the work, it is matter of determining where the child is in the process and we have create tools to assist in this process.  The worker then uses the framework of the model to plan activities and interactions that create opportunities for the youth for clarification and integration of life events and relationships.
    • Worker feedback that children “won’t engage” in the work is more often a result of the worker misinterpreting where the youth is in the process.
  • Can you provide some direction about how I can introduce the the 3-5-7 Model™ Workbook to youth I am working with?
    • The 3-5-7 Model™ Workbook is a tool designed not for youth but for professionals working with youth.  It is a tool to aid workers in selecting activities that the worker can use with youth to guide their work.  The workbook contains content specific to way that the worker can facilitate the activity and was not written in a format designed for direct use by youth.