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Child & Family Services

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Prenatal through FIVE

For more information regarding services for expecting families with newborns and children through to age five.

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Six through Twelve

For more information regarding services for families with children ages six through twelve..

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Thirteen through Seventeen

For more information regarding services for families with youth thirteen through seventeen.

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The Child and Family Services’ vision is to create a Child and Family Services division that enhances the families’ capacity to support the growth and development of the entire family – adults, youth and children.

Guiding Principles: CFS CARE

Community partners / leader / collaborator
Family-centered approach / values families and sees as integral to the program
Strengthening families’ framework / building protective factors

Cultural respect and individualization
Analyze data continuously and modify programs to ensure quality and address gaps in services
Relationship-based teaming and respect / inclusion of all family members
Evidence-based practices and everyday experiences

The Principles of Family Support Practice:

  1. Staff and families work together in relationships based on equality and respect.
  2. Staff enhances families’ capacity to support the growth and development of all family members – adults, youth, and children.
  3. Families are resources to their own members, to other families, to programs, and to community.
  4. Programs affirm and strengthen families’ cultural, racial, and linguistic identities and enhance their ability to function in a multicultural society.
  5. Programs are embedded in their communities and contribute to the community-building process.
  6. Programs advocate with families for services and systems that are fair, responsive, and accountable to the families served.
  7. Practitioners work with families to mobilize formal and informal resources to support family development.
  8. Program are flexible and continually responsive to emerging family and community issues.
  9. Principles of family support are modeled in all program’s activities, including planning, governance, and administration.