McLamore Children's Center
Provides emergency shelter in a safe, peaceful, and child-friendly residential care environment for children ages 0 to 11. Available and utilized by all full Service Case Management Agencies in Miami-Dade and Monroe County. Also provides a placement resource for children who have had placement disruptions due to their behavior difficulties and other unforeseen situations.
Family Preservation & Stabilization Program
An intensive in-home 24 week program that provides services to families with children ages 0-17 living in the Miami Dade County. These families meet any one of the following criteria: determined by (DCF) to be moderate to high risk for abuse or neglect; are in crisis related to domestic violence, recent immigration, homelessness or substance abuse; have previous child removals reported from the home and/or caregivers/foster parents in the pre/post adoption process. Services provided can include: 1) Intensive Weekly Home Visits, 2) Assessments to identify possible developmental delays or emotional/behavioral issues, 3) Linkages to appropriate service providers in the community; 4) follow up to ensure that the child/family is receiving services in a timely manner and 5) re-evaluation to determine improvement.
Treatment Foster Care
Children’s Homes Society of Florida has invested in implementing a higher level of care program to address the needs of troubled youth ages 12-17 with severe mental, emotional, or behavioral health needs. TFC will utilize evidence-based practices focused on treating serious and chronic juvenile offenders (adolescents ages 12-17) and their foster care/kinship families to better meet the challenges that exist in their current environment. Some of the program objectives aim to:
• Create opportunities so that children are able to successfully live in families rather than in group or institutional settings.
• Simultaneously prepare their parents, relatives, or other aftercare resources to provide effective parenting so that the positive changes made during TFCO placements can be sustained over the long-run.
The goal of the program is that after 4 to 9 months of being in TFCO, the youth will be successfully discharged to their family, adoptive family, or their permanent guardian/s. Therefore, it is essential to treat these families to better prepare youth to return home, and placed in a better position to help maintain the gains achieved into their post treatment environment.
Case Management Services
Supported Foster Care: Provides services on behalf of children, youth and families who have been involved in the dependency/ foster care system by ensuring their safety, permanency and well being. Services Provided: Plan, secure, coordinate, monitor, and advocate for unified goals and services with collateral agencies and resources in our community to minimize barriers that prevent individuals and families from accessing services.
Healthy Families Miami-Dade
Voluntary home visiting program. Strengthens families, promotes positive parent-child relationships, optimizes the health and development of children and prevents child abuse and neglect before it occurs. The target population is expectant families and families with newborns who are identified to have risk factors that may lead to abuse and neglect. Home visiting services are provided to the family for up to 5 years following the birth of the baby, depending on the family's needs. Services Provided: Conducting developmental assessments at specific intervals, Educating the parents about the developmental stages/milestones of the infant, Modeling and promoting positive Parent - Child interactions, Providing information, education, and encouragement needed to inform and empower families, Linkage to medical providers and other service providers the family may need, Peer support groups & groups/families events.