Children and Familiy Services 

CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES

PREVENTIVE SERVICES PROGRAM
315.479.3651

The Preventive Services Program is a partnership between The Salvation Army and the Onondaga County Department of Social Services. The program provides high quality home based case management services to families with children experiencing challenges that may lead to safety risks. The Protective Factors from the evidence-based Strengthening Families Model are used to guide case planning, case coordination and counseling services.

 

FAMILY PLACE VISITATION SERVICES
315.474.2931

Family Place is a collaboration between The Salvation Army, Onondaga County Department of Social Services, Huntington Family Center and Catholic Charities. Visitation Services provide safe opportunities for parents to visit their children who are in foster care. Two sites are equipped to provide moderate and strict supervision of family visits. Transportation is provided for children to and from visits. Initial and ongoing assessments are performed to determine the need for educational and clinical resources.  Assessments also determine the length and frequency of visits.  Visitation coaches intervene with families as needed to address safety concerns and provide ongoing feedback. Counseling is provided for families who are identified as having serious risks that prevent more frequent contact, and for those who need family centered clinical intervention.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES
315.479.3651
The Salvation Army has provided extensive non-residential Domestic Violence Services for nearly 30 years. These services include:
  • Supervised visitation for families (SAVES)
  • Individual and group counseling support to teens experiencing dating violence (Teen VIP)
  • Domestic violence support group
  • Services for women with substance abuse and domestic violence issues

 

FUNCTIONAL FAMILY THERAPY (FFT)
FFT is an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) blueprint model method of therapeutic intervention that has proven successful in responding to juvenile offenders and their families. This is a home-based approach serving adjudicated adolescents, ages 11–16, and their families, or families who are at risk of their children being placed in foster care because of abuse and/or neglect.