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Fresno county

  1. 1. Fresno County: ChildFresno County: Child Welfare/K-6Welfare/K-6 Presious PearsonPresious Pearson
  2. 2. Fresno County: Child Welfare • Vision: To lead an integrated network of community partners that supports, protects and strengthens children and families.
  3. 3. Fresno County: Child Welfare • Mission: To promote a system of best practice in partnership with the community, committed to prevention and early intervention, that ensures child safety, permanence and stability, family well- being, that is proactive, strategic, outcomes-based and fiscally responsible to the children and families served. • To fulfill this mission, County of Fresno employees and community partners provide assessment, intervention, prevention, placement and mental health treatment services for infants, children, youth and families of Fresno County. • Individuals and interested community partners are invited to learn about and participate in accomplishing the vision and mission of your Department of Children and Family Services. Visit some of the websites on the Resources menu on the left side of this page.
  4. 4. Fresno County: Child Welfare • Child Welfare system works in units that trickle down into smaller units. I. Main Campus: Integrated Case Mangement a. 6 First Response Units (FR) b. 2 adoptions Units c. ICPC Liaison d. 4 PPLA Units
  5. 5. Fresno County: Child Welfare Systems • II. Case Plan Support & Consultation a. 3 ILP Units (ex. Child Focus Team/Teen Focus Team) III. West Fresno Integrated Case Management& Early Intervention and Prevention a. VFM Units b. K-Six Units
  6. 6. Fresno County: Child Welfare Systems • V. Emergency Response a. Selma and Main Campus (8 units) b. Care Line c. Court Services d. Central Desk
  7. 7. K-6 Program: School Based Social Work • K-Six is a voluntary school based intervention program that uses a preventative and family centered approach to serve at-risk children and their families. The care of the Program is based on a collaboration between lead agency Fresno County Department of Children and Family Services, Probation, and Mental Health.
  8. 8. K-6 Program: What is At Risk? • At risk children are those whose academic progress is significantly challenged due to educational, economic, health, social and family circumstances which negatively impact the child. Identification factors include poor academic progress, delinquent behavior, and/or disciplinary problems, irregular or decreased school attendance, and low self image.
  9. 9. K-6 Program: What are the services? • Along with the school site’s educators, the multi-disciplinary K-6 team provides services designed to meet complex needs of children. The result is a program that treats the child on a personal level. Some of services include: Case Management, Information/Referral, Parent Support Groups, Student social skills Groups, and Community Outreach.
  10. 10. K-6 Program: How Do students or parents receive services? • Students are referred by the school principal, teachers or other school faculty. • Parents can call the school and the school will refer them to the K-6 social worker.