Family Preservation and Stabilization Services improve family functioning, increase child and family well-being, ensure child safety, prevent the separation of children from their families, and ease the transition to reunification following a separation.
Examples: Child and family serving organizations interested in pursuing contracts with public entities may consider tracking outcomes that align with nationally recognized indicators of quality in the areas of prevention, safety, permanency, and well-being including, but not limited to:
percentage of cases in which family relationships and connections were preserved;
number of cases of recurring maltreatment;
number of cases of maltreatment-related fatalities;
number of families provided with prevention services; and
percentage of children whose parents lack secure employment.
ensures staff are trained on therapeutic interventions prior to coming in contact with the service population;
monitors the use and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions;
identifies potential risks associated with therapeutic interventions and takes appropriate steps to minimize risk, when necessary; and
discontinues an intervention immediately if it produces adverse side effects or is deemed unacceptable according to prevailing professional standards.
Organization policy prohibits:
the use of aversive stimuli;
interventions that involve withholding nutrition or hydration, or that inflict physical or psychological pain;
the use of demeaning, shaming, or degrading language or activities;
forced physical exercise to eliminate behaviours;
unwarranted use of invasive procedures or activities as a disciplinary action;
punitive work assignments;
punishment by peers; and
group punishment or discipline for individual behaviour.