Child and Family Focused (Family Preservation)

Mother with toddler and teenThis short-term crisis intervention program helps stabilize families and teach parenting techniques and communication skills. Families will also be linked to helpful community resources.

Service options include:
  • Intensive-In-Home for children who rate as moderate to high risk on the DCFS assessment tool.
  • Parent-Teen Conflict.
  • Resource Family Support for foster, adoptive, and kinship care families.
  • Reunification for those with a finalization court date.
  • Family in Need of Services.
Services last around three months.

Age Range: 0-18

The Process for Applying

This service is specifically for children and families that are actively involved with Cuyahoga County’s Division of Children and Family Services. If you think you may need these services for your family, please let your caseworker or child protection specialist know.


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