The philosophy of Family Preservation Services is to prevent an out of home therapeutic placement of an identified child. In other words, keep the family together by working intensely with the family unit. Family Preservation Program works with families where the level of dysfunction and the severity of the child's difficulties are such that an out of home placement is imminent.
The services are primarily delivered to the child's home with a family focus. The services provided are based upon the identified needs of the child and have an ecological holistic perspective. Basic to Family Preservation Services is the fact that services are multi-faceted.
Family Preservation shall be provided for each client based on assessed needs. The purpose of Family Preservation Services is to reinforce and enhance an individual client’s ability to function within the family and to enhance the total family's level of functioning.