Prevention Services/Family Connections is a time-limited (4-6 months), evidence-based model that utilizes a home-based approach to address both the concrete and clinical needs of the family. Prevention services utilize comprehensive family assessment tools to identify behaviors related to risk and to develop Core Outcomes that address the identified child welfare concerns within a family. With a strengths-based approach, case planners are committed to supporting families around developing skills and competencies that will enable them to keep their children in the home and out of placement.
- Individual and Family Counseling
- Weekly Home Visits
- Psychiatric Evaluation Referrals
- Education Advocacy
- Social Skill Development
- Parent Education and Support
- The family must live within catchment area Community District 12; families from Community District 7 and Community District 11 may also be eligible for services
- The family must have at least one child, between the ages birth-18, that resides in the home
- The family must have at least one risk factor identified that impacts the child(ren) negatively
- The family must be referred to Prevention Services through one of the following:
- Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)
- Community Agency
- Self-Referral, Walk-In
For more information or to make a referral to this program, contact:
750 Tilden Street
Bronx, NY 10467
Tel: (718) 231-3400 ext. 12224
Email: Please use our Program Contact Form »
Program brochure (PDF file)
Folleto del programa (archivo PDF)
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