Agency Vision & Mission
Vision: Healthy children & adults, Supportive families, thriving communities
Mission: Tulare Health & Human Services Agency is dedicated to protecting &
strengthening the well-being of the community through development of
effective policies, practices & services delivered in a cultural & linguistically
Populations at Risk whose Needs the
Needs and concerns of foster families,
children, parents, & relatives.
Children at risk families with alcohol
and other drugs, domestic violence,
Description of the Community
Families with low social economic status.
On public assistance
Earn 16K annually or less
Diverse ethics groups
Transportation- Bus, and rides from relatives or friends.
This agency is actively involved in the community.
Other Agencies & Organizations this
Agency Interacts With
Family Services of Tulare County
Foster Family Agency
Family Resource Center
Alcohol & Other Drug Treatment &
Visalia Youth Services
Sequoia Youth Services
Tulare Youth Services Bureau
CASA- Court Appointed Special
California Children’s Services
Drug & Prevention Services
Medical/TCMS Eligibility Unit
Mental Health Services Administration
Services Provided by Agency
Independent living program
Referrals: parenting, domestic violence, child
Mental Health & Child Welfare Services Family Advocates
AB 12-Foster youths who age out and still get services
CWS Clinicians (Can be direct services)
Deputy Health & Human Services Director
Child Welfare Division Manger
Other Job Positions
Licensed Social Worker
It is a Public Agency
Social Services Worker III
Consist of a Board of
Case Worker Aide II
Supervising Nurse I
workers, everyone can
help supervise interns
and front-line workers.
Public Health Nurse II
Supervising Office Assistant
Role of Clients, Consumers, &
Individuals, families, and groups.
The clients are the main focus of the social worker.
They come into the agency to help to improve their well-being.
Case Plans and services are created to fit their needs.
Social Work Values-Professional ethics are at the core of social work. The profession has
an obligation to articulate its basic values, ethical principles, and ethical standards. The
NASW Code of Ethics sets forth these values, principles, and standards to guide social
workers' conduct. The Code is relevant to all social workers and social work students,
regardless of their professional functions, the settings in which they work, or the
populations they serve.
Social justice- In this agency Social workers attempt to promote the cause of social
justice by working to stimulate social justice for disadvantaged, marginalized or struggling
individuals and groups in Tulare County.
Cultural competence- Social Workers in this agency are culturally competent when they
are helping a client. They are aware of the different cultures of those that they provided
Empowerment-is goal and process for the client, to increase their capabilities selfdirection. The workers in this agency work and refer clients to programs where they can
increase their skills.
Human rights- In this agency the Social workers do what they can to help the client
achieve their full development of human potential. They do not see the client as a bad
person but as someone who wants to get help and improve their lives.
Integrated Family Development
(Desarrollo Integral Familiar, DIF)
Federal agency of Mexico that coordinates a number of programs at the
municipal level to assist vulnerable social groups, including abused women
Similarities with TCWS
Works with agencies that assist abused and homeless children in the capital.
A priority for DIF is to attempt to find relatives of children without parents and/or
a home in hope of securing their support.
DIF responds to complaints of child abuse and social workers investigate
complaints, and remove children from abusive homes.