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  • 1. Introduction Kings County Human Services Agency assists people who suffer hardship or have been unable to participate fully in social and economic life of the community.  Our Agency is working to meet the needs of the community as it grows and changes. From protecting children and elders, to expanding health coverage, to providing resources that keeps our workforce strong .
  • 2.
    • Protects children from abuse and neglect
    • Provides health care insurance to low-income children, parents, seniors and disabled adults
    • Ensures 24 hour response to seniors who are victims of abuse
    • Works with the unemployed to sharpen their job hunting skills
    • Establishes resources and program referral services for dependent adults and seniors
    • Assists and encourages parenting and pregnant teens to remain in high school
    • Recruits foster homes for children in need
    • Helps families in crisis to learn to parent
    • Helps adults with special needs live independently
    • Provides support services for grandparents caring for their grandchildren to avoid foster care placement
    Human Services Agency In Kings County
  • 3.
    • To protect the children and adults of Kings County who are at risk
    • To promote safety and well being of the families of Kings County to achieve family permanence, stability and self reliance 
    • To provide temporary economic assistance for those in need
    • To provide comprehensive employment and training services that promote personal responsibility, insure self-sufficiency, job retention and self-esteem
    Mission
  • 4.
    • Integrity Be open and honest, trustworthy, ethical and fair
    • Dignity Treat all persons with respect
    • Excellence Provide quality, integrated, sustainable and innovative public service
    • Accountability Take ownership, be fiscally responsible and result driven
    • Leadership Be personally responsible and a positive example for others
    Core Values
  • 5.
    • Emergency Response (ER)
    • Family Maintenance
    • Family Reunification
    • Permanent Placement
    • Independent Living Program (ILP)
    • Foster Parent Recruitment and Training
    • Adoption Services
    • Family Preservation/Support Board
    Children’s Services
  • 6.
    • provides and oversees special funding for intensive family preservation services, as well as, community based grant funds for programs aimed at reducing the likelihood of abuse, neglect and delinquency. This Board also acts as the County’s Child Abuse Council, a multidisciplinary council, administered through the Human Services Agency, aimed at providing efforts to reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect.
    Family Preservation/Support Board
  • 7.
    • Children whose best interest would be served through the development and implementation of permanent plan, specifically adoption.
    • Program Goals
    • * Encouraging adoptions through the foster care system when adoption serve the best interest.
    • Program Objectives
    • * Increasing the amount of adoption through the foster care system.
    • Services Provided
    • * Pre and post adoptive services designed to expedite the adoption process and support adoptive families.
    • * Identify prospective adoptive parents.
    Family Preservation & Support Worker Target Population in regard to Adoption Promotion and Support
  • 8.
    • Examples of cases to referred
    • * Adoption cases when the prospective adoptive parents need assistance with completing the paperwork
    • * Adoption cases when the prospective adoptive parents need financial assistance with completing adopting and/or supportive services.
    • * Adoption cases where prospective adoptive parents and/or children need additional contacts, information and support.
    • Examples of services provided by FPSP social worker and plans for future services
    • * Links to other services in the community.
    • * Support, encouragement, empowering, etc.
    • * One on one time with children the adoptive family.
    • * Information on topics including the court process, AAP, attachment disorders and other diagnoses, etc.
    • * In the process of developing an Adoption Support group for pre and post adoptive families.
    Continued
  • 9. Kings County Human Services Social Services Division