Full Case Management Program
Full Case Management is the coordination and monitoring of services on behalf of a child client who has been removed into the Dependency (child welfare) system and his or her caretakers. These services include abuse prevention/treatment, case plan management, and the provision of a nurturing, therapeutic living environment. A key element of case management in child welfare is the ongoing assessment of the client's needs and progress in services.
Healthy Foster Kids
This program ensures that kids who enter foster care get the medical, mental health, and dental care that they need quickly and with high-quality providers. It covers those children who have no insurance, have met insurance maximums, or are awaiting coverage. By law, all foster children must receive a thorough medical examination within 72 hours of being removed from their parents. The most common services that we provide under this program are: primary care and specialists’ appointments, immunizations, medications, medical lab services, hearing screenings for kids who present with hearing disabilities, dental screenings and emergency dental care, vision screenings and eyeglasses, dietary consultation for children entering care severely underweight, and mental health counseling for those children who have experienced sexual abuse, violence in the home or other traumas.
Child Parent Psychotherapy
45% of children in out-of-home care are under the age of five. Infants and toddlers who do not have an opportunity to form a reliable attachment with a trusted adult may have grave developmental consequences. Operational since 2010, this program provides therapeutic intervention focusing on the bond between parent and child in an effort to rebuild a healthy relationship.
This service is provided to families that have had their children removed by the Department of Children and Families. It allows the parent or parents the opportunity to meet with the child in a safe, nurturing environment. Visits are one to two hours and can take place from once a week to three times a week, depending on the court order. Supervised visitation lays the groundwork for possible reunification with parents/caretakers while protecting the child from further abuse and/or trauma.
Foster Children's After-School Tutoring
The trauma of child abuse and subsequent removal from the home can lead a child to perform below grade level. This program provides in-home tutoring for all K-12 subject areas with a focus on meeting the specific needs of the foster care population. All students are given an individualized learning plan and tutoring materials that are aligned to their specific areas of need.