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Child Welfare Programs (in collaboration with Olmsted County Child and Family Services):

BABY STEPS

An early intervention program for parents of a newborn, where parenting risk factors are present. This program focuses on parenting and child rearing skills.

STEPS TO SUCCESS

An early intervention program that focuses on parenting skills for parents of a newborn where there are other siblings and risk factors present.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESPONSE TEAM

Offers services to families where domestic violence has occurred while children were within sight or sound. Social workers assist the family in developing safety plans, assessing needs and connect the families to community resources.

EDUCATIONAL ADVOCATES

Professional staff assist families with children experiencing attendance issues at school. The program seeks to identify barriers and help create solutions to increase school attendance.

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES

A unique family engagement process that pulls on family strengths to develop care and safety plans. Trained staff coordinate and facilitate meetings where families develop plans to address child welfare, child maltreatment and children’s mental health concerns.

GPS (GUIDING PARTNERS TO SOLUTIONS)

A service to assist clients to navigate systems and gain access to a broad range of Olmsted County programs and/or other community resources.

HOPE (HOPE OPPORTUNITY PRIDE AND EMPOWERMENT)

Professional staff partner with families of color to build safety and well-being for their children through advocacy, support and education.

PACE (PARENTS AND CHILDREN EXCEL)

The program seeks to divert children from entering the juvenile justice system offering services and support to families of color. Agency staff engage parents and collaborate with area schools to address concerns regarding truancy, peer conflicts and academics.

YOUTH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER

Social workers partner with families faced with the challenges of raising a child with severe mental health concerns. Families are offered services such as: respite care, case planning, hospital discharge planning, educational advocacy and family support.