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Partnerships with DHS

Family Tree Relief Nursery partners with the Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide referral-based services through Linn County Child Welfare. Family Tree works closely with Child Welfare in order to assist families in maintaining a safe and appropriate home for their children. We embed the Nurturing Parenting Curriculum throughout our parenting contacts, whether one-on-one during home visits, in a group setting, or during supervised visits.

In-Home Safety and Reunification Services (ISRS):

An intensive six week service that allows an ISRS Advocate to provide 10 hours of direct service to a family each week. The ISRS Advocate works together with parents to meet goals set by themselves and their caseworkers throughout the service. Assistance is provided in the home or community.

  • This service is available in Spanish.

 

Family Navigation Program:

Attempting to access and navigate state and community systems can be overwhelming to families. The Family Navigation Program is an eight week service designed to provide families with assistance navigating through the Child Welfare system. This service utilizes Differential Response process.

  • This service is available in Spanish.

 

Family Preservation and Reunification Services:

The Family Preservation Specialist assists families needing intensive in-home and ongoing services during and after an initial CPS assessment. This program prevents out-of-home placements by providing intensive front end intervention.

  • This service is available in Spanish.

 

Supervised Visitation

Parents and Children Together (PACT) & Family Coach:

FTRN’s visit program provides a supportive environment for parents to participate in supervised visitation with their children for up to six hours per week. A Family Support Worker or Visitation Coach assists parents in developing appropriate parenting skills and other goals determined by the family and caseworker. Visits can take place at Family Tree Relief Nursery or in the community.