Family Preservation/Alternative Response
SHIELDS for Families
Provides support services to families in south Los Angeles who have an inconclusive child abuse or neglect allegation. The services provided include in-home counseling, family and group therapy, child-focused activities, teaching homemaking, and linkage and referral services.
Family Preservation and Reunification Services
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (2018)
Presents services in Illinois that support family preservation and reunification, including crisis intervention, counseling, home-based services, parent training, daycare services, and more.
Family Preservation Program
A Family for Every Child (2018)
Discusses the family preservation programs offered to families in Oregon by A Family for Every Child and describes the importance of keeping families together, how community-based services can help, and how parent mentors can help.
Family Preservation Services
Center for Family Services (2018)
Offers an intensive, in-home crisis intervention program for families in New Jersey to prevent out-of-home placement and promote stabilization and successful reunification. The program strives to keep families together through counseling and support services.
How Does the Parents for Parents Program Help Parents Reunify?
Casey Family Programs (2018)
Examines a program in Washington state that partners parents with a parent mentor who has successfully navigated the dependency system. The program provides outreach at court hearings, an educational class, and ongoing peer support. Strong partnerships with all child welfare system partners, including parents, attorneys, judges, and caseworkers, are required.
How Family Preservation Services Keep Families Together
KVC Kentucky (2018)
Explains the purpose of family preservation services designed to help families going through crisis and prevent children from having to enter foster care. The website describes types of preservation services and reviews KVC Kentucky's programs.
In Home/Family Preservation Services
Arizona's Children Association
Describes family preservation services in Arizona designed to meet each family's needs, which may include parent education, counseling, family therapy, domestic violence intervention, and more. Services are typically provided in the family's home.