In-Home Services

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The goal of this service is to protect children living in their homes from child abuse and neglect, ensure their safety, and maintain and strengthen their family life.

Caseworkers provide ongoing services to meet the family’s needs and as they continue to assess risk and safety of children. Additional services such as family counseling, development of positive parenting skills, life skills education and community referrals may be provided. 

Intensive Brief Services

Intensive Brief Services are available to families with infants and young children at risk of placement outside of their homes. These services are provided weekly in order to continue to assess child safety while providing intensive support and interventions needed.

Reunification Services

Reunification Services assists families to reunify with their children based on the beliefs that: the family is the fundamental resource for the nurturing of children,  children have a right to be with their own families and parents should be supported in their efforts to care for their children in ways that assure the safety and well-being of the children . 

Adolescent Services

Adolescent Services is designed to provide Intensive Services to adolescents and their families.  The services that are provided vary, depending upon each family’s needs.  Caseworkers meet with the adolescent and parents weekly during the assessment period.  The meetings can occur within the home, school or community.  New parenting techniques are introduced, modeled and reinforced to help parents parent the Adolescent function more effectively.  Caseworkers often meet jointly with the Adolescents and their parents to assist them with problem solving, effective communication and relationship building.

Child & Adolescent Services

Child and Adolescent Services Team provides intense brief supportive services to families involved with the County Juvenile Probation office. The program assists in improving family functioning and in reducing the risk of placement for the child.

Family Finding

Family Finding is based on the premise that every child needs lifelong permanent connections.  Family Finding is provided to families in order to create more options for support and planning for the child/family by engaging family members, and others who are important to the child and family, in ways that will ultimately support the child and family.

Family Group Decision Making 

Family Group Decision Making is a strength-based, culturally sensitive family engagement practice.  Family members are invited to come together to share strengths, concerns and community resources in order to assist their family members in planning for the needs of the children.  The ultimate purpose is to support the family system related to the child(ren)’while problem-solving issues that arise.