Family Preservation Services


This program utilizes intensive therapeutic intervention in an environment that is familiar and comfortable for the client.  This treatment approach typically involves the entire family.

Services Include:

 Intensive therapeutic case management, and structural family therapy to improve family functioning and to reduce risk factors in the home.

 Assistance in identifying, assessing, and prioritizing family problem areas and strengths, as well as alternatives for dealing with the problems and building upon the strengths.

 Referral and linkage to community resources for current and long-term supportive services.

 Services directed toward the prevention of out-of-home placement, juvenile detention placement, and / or negative living environments.

 The program is a community funded services with no direct cost to the family.

Families Who May Be Eligible:

 Families who are struggling to maintain a positive living
environment.  Children who may be having school difficulties,
defiant behaviors, and making poor choices.  Parenting skills and family support may also be needed.

 Children who have repeated juvenile justice involvement and are at risk of a long-term placement in a juvenile detention facility.

 Children who are in need of intensive home-based services in order to make reunification with their parent(s) / caregiver possible or are at imminent risk of removal from their home into an out-of-home care setting.

Criteria For Referral

 The child(ren) and family are residents of Marion County

 At least one parent / caregiver acknowledges the problems and is voluntarily willing to participate in the program

 The family must be willing to commit 6 to 10 hours per week for 90 days to engage in treatment

 Cases must be either new or ongoing / active cases with the Marion Area Counseling Center, Inc.

 Parent(s) / caregiver must exhibit a potential for making changes in themselves, their family and / or their environment.