Welcome

The 3-5-7 Model® is an integral practice engagement strategy to support the work of young people and all of their families to build relationships of permanency. As a directional, guided approach, this practice model provides tools for professionals and caregiver parents to understand the stories of loss, trauma, and abandonment that each child and often parents carry with them from difficult, sometimes painful, parenting experiences.

Services We Provide

Implementation

Develop an Implementation Team that is instrumental in guiding the organization through the developmental process…

Training Foundation

Training builds a strong foundation of the 3-5-7 Model® to promote practice level and systems level change…

Coaching/Consultation

Consultation is often requested and provided in relation to implementation barriers at a systems level…

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission Statement

We support professional staff in the process of empowering children, youth, and families to grieve losses and build and rebuild.

Vision Statement

Children, youth, and families experience healing within their relationships.

Values/Core Beliefs

Each individual grows, heals, and develops a sense of self in their relationships.

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Believing in the capacity of families to heal

Darla L. Henry is a Social Worker, Trainer, Teacher and Consultant with extensive knowledge and experience in the fields of child welfare, clinical practice, and education. With a mission to build a path toward healing and well-being for children, youth and families, Darla established and authored the 3-5-7 Model®, a practical approach to permanency. Her extensive knowledge comes from working with children and families in all aspects of public child welfare and private practice.

The 3-5-7 Model® Virtual Training is presented as 8 interactive, live webinars (90 minutes each).  Contact Us for more information!

THE 3-5-7 MODEL®

A PRACTICE APPROACH TO PERMANENCY

Stories of Hope & Healing for Children, Youth and Families.

By DARLA L. HENRY, PhD, MSW WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY: Celia Anthony, Kristie Esquivel, Laura Hutchinson, Lacy Kendrick, Garry Krentz, Angela Look, Tammy Lundgren, Lynn Radcliff Macadangdang, Gregory Manning, Tina Moore, Marta Smith, Carol Steffen, Lorraine Viade, Stephanie Wolfe

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What practitioners, programs, and agencies are saying about the 3-5-7 Model®

What practitioners and programs are saying about The 3-5-7 Model®

What agencies are saying about using the 3-5-7 Model®

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“This model truly helps to bring the field of social work back to where it needs to be – directly with the family. But further, it now includes the information, knowledge, tangible tools, and clarity of HOW to effectively help children – and families – to 'do the work'.”

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“The 3-5-7 Model® has helped us shift our strategies from individual work with young people to family centered engagements.”

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“Coaching sessions are very supportive and model a safe environment for case workers to learn and develop their skills. We all learn from the group coaching sessions.”

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"I enjoyed the examples and real life experiences shared within the training that made the 3-5-7 Model® come to life. I looked forward to interacting with new co-workers from different perspectives and departments to learn more about how to incorporate the 3-5-7 Model® within our everyday work."

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"Thank you so much, Darla! This was so informative!! It will help me so much in my interactions with our 9 year old :)"

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"This was a very excellent message and we are glad we got to be a part of it. I love the story telling ideas."

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"The ideas of the 3-5-7 Model® were so encouraging to me as a foster and adoptive Mom! Thanks! Have you written a book? If not, START! lol! Thanks Again!"

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"Darla, thank you so much for choosing to share your learnings with us."

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"The 3-5-7 Model® is effective in helping me guide youth toward their goals."

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"I really enjoyed the breakout about discussing tough issues. It really provided me with a "light bulb" moment and the various reactions children may have, along with the importance of keeping the discussions going. Conversations like these can be hard because we want to protect children and keep them from hurt but we know that life throws us different things, especially children who have had to come into foster care."

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"I learn something new each training and Darla Henry is amazing!"

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"This training seems to be a good model for the children we work with."

Darla L. Henry & Associates has trained agencies in these states & provinces:

United States

Canada

See What’s Happening

October 14, 2021

by Darla Henry

VIDEO: Engaging youth through the 3-5-7 Model®

The DREAMR project design and approach incorporates evidence-based practices and is informed by national studies, local needs assessments, and input by foster youth, community providers, and project partners.

August 15, 2020

by Darla Henry

VIDEO: Kids are not resistant

Darla explains what our kids are tired of us doing

October 13, 2019

by Darla Henry

The 3-5-7 Model®, when implemented with fidelity, demonstrates strong outcomes in child well-being measures.