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Programs

Family Partners


Program Purpose

Establishing safe homes where families stay together.

Overview

Family Partners serves children at risk of abuse and neglect by providing intensive case management designed to preserve family unity when children are at risk of being removed from the home, and to reunify families whose children have been temporarily removed. Family Support Workers and Therapists deliver comprehensive services aimed at decreasing and managing family stressors that may include: financial problems, limited resources, unemployment, transportation needs, and limited parenting skills. These services are delivered in the family home, or at other locations as deemed necessary for client safety. Family Partners’ staff responds to client needs with crisis intervention provided 24/7/365.

Services

  • Immediate Response to CrisisContact is made with the family within 48 hours of referral or immediately for emergencies.

  • Treatment in a Natural SettingAll work occurs in the family's own environment: home, school, place of employment, and neighborhood.

  • Accessibility & ResponsibilityFamily Partners provides 24 hour availability to their families, 7 days a week. Family Support Workers and Therapists work flexible hours in order to accommodate families' needs and meet with them according to their schedules.

  • IntensityServices are concentrated within a six to nine month time frame and designed to resolve the immediate crisis, teaching skills necessary for the family to remain together (preservation) and/or reunite families who have been separated (reunification).

  • Low CaseloadsFamily Support Workers carry 6 cases at a time. This enables them to be accessible and provide intensive services when the families need it.

  • FlexibilityFamily Support Workers are trained to provide a wide range of services including helping families meet basic needs of shelter, food, and clothing. Therapists provide more sophisticated therapeutic techniques.


Service Areas

Referrals only accepted from the Alabama Department of Human Resources. 


For more information about our Family Partners Program, contact Ashley Adams at 205-943-5328 or aadams@childrensaid.org.

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