New Life Youth and Family Services - In-Home Family Services
New Life Youth and Family Services - Montgomery; Schwenksville
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Description of Service
The Forefront Program
This community-based program provides solution-focused interventions to promote family unity and cohesion. Strength-based service interventions include:
Monitoring youths’ behaviors to encourage responsible choices that enable them to remain in the community.
Facilitating family-centered interagency collaboration.
Assisting families in accessing appropriate levels of support services within the community.
Services are designed to prevent out-of-home placement of youth or to assist in the reunification process when youth are returning home from placement.
The Forefront Program supports the youth within the context of the family unit. Through a structured system of monitoring and counseling, services are created to promote the optimal acquisition of skills to improve family relationships, foster academic achievement and to gain positive community involvement through structured after-school activities or employment.
Two week assessment of strengths and concerns.
Individualized Goal Plan.
Services for a minimum of 4-6 months.
Counseling occurs at home and school.
Facilitation of meetings with school personnel.
Daily monitoring of school attendance, academics and behavior.
Coordination of structured community activities/employment acquisition.
Monitoring of positive home/community adjustment.
Connections to community support systems.
Facilitation of interagency meetings.
Weekend respite options for youth needing higher levels of accountability.
Risk assessment and prevention.
Strengthening family relationships.
Improving school performance.
Developing positive social skills.
Problem solving skills.
Assessment by master degreed Clinical Counselor as warranted.
WHAT is the Visitation Program?
It is a service for children placed in out-of-home care.
The goal is to provide purposeful and frequent visits for children who are placed in out of home care. Through these visits Chester County Department of Children & Youth (D.C.Y.F.) will be better able to assess the family and child's needs leading to either reunification or other permanency plans.
The Service Provides:
A case manager to arrange visits for children and their families.
Convenient locations for visits.
Help in making the visit a positive experience for the child and their family.
Someone to talk to concerning the visit.
WHERE will the visits take place?
At locations close to the birth parents (visiting sites are established in West Chester, Coatesville, Oxford and Phoenixville) at a park, recreation center or area that would be good for the child.
At the parents' home or the home of their relative.
At any location that you, the birth parents and the worker decides appropriate. (The court may place guidelines on where visits can take place).
WHEN will the visits take place?
The first visit will take place as soon as possible, hopefully within 2 or 3 days of placement. Ongoing visits will take place weekly if at all possible.
HOW can this work?
With all our best efforts. Positive input, the hard work of the birth parents, you and the Visitation’s Staff at New Life will make visits successful.
Counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery; States: PA; Countries: USA