Member Agency Services
Programs and service areas focused on providing in-home and community based, child-focused, family-centered services; including but not limited to family preservation services and "Wraparound". Wraparound is a philosophy of care with defined planning process used to build constructive relationships and support networks among students and youth with emotional or behavioral disabilities and their families. It is community based, culturally relevant, individualized, strength based, and family centered.
Foster Family Agencies
Organization engaged in the recruiting, certifying, and training of, and providing professional support to, foster parents, or in finding homes for placement of children for temporary or permanent care who require that level of care as an alternative to a group home.
Mental Health Services
Clinic- and community-based mental health services for children and youth. Mental Health Services include "assessment, diagnosis, treatment or counseling in a professional relationship to assist an individual or group in alleviating mental or emotional illness, symptoms, conditions or disorders."
Short Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP), CTFs, and other residential programs for children and youth. An STRTP is a residential facility operated by a public agency or private organization that provides an integrated program of specialized and intensive care and supervision, services and supports, treatment, and short-term 24-hour care and supervision to children and non-minor dependents.
Programs and service areas focused on adoption of children with special needs, adoption of children from the public systems, and associated pre- and post-adoption services. Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person's biological or legal parent or parents, and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents.