Consultation to Field Staff and Providers
DCYF and all family support programs work in a close partnership in planning and monitoring program activities, clarifying information to ensure uniformity and adherence to policies and procedures. The bureau's Family Support Program Specialist ensures that a strong collaboration is maintained between the family support programs and all 12 DCYF district offices and that the resources available continue to be utilized to their full potential.
Comprehensive Family Support Services
These services are voluntary and community based programs developed to assist children and families by promoting family wellness, decreasing family stressors and preventing child abuse and neglect. Comprehensive Family Support is designed to enable families to access the services they need and want in their home communities. These prevention services empower parents and give families an opportunity to learn and grow.
Incentive Funds Grants
A $1.5 million allocation from General Funds for SFY11, are used to support a variety of community based programs and services in 2 broad categories: 1) prevention, family support and wellness, and 2) intervention and juvenile diversion programs. The total funds are allocated yearly to the Department, and then divided between each of the 10 NH counties based on a distribution formula that focuses on juvenile population totals.
Wellness and Primary Prevention Council
The Council was created to promote primary prevention and early intervention efforts in the State of New Hampshire and its local communities. The council facilitates this work by creating and supporting a formal network of Family Resource Centers. Family Resource Centers act as a basis for a comprehensive strategy to improve the health and well-being of New Hampshire's children and families.