Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families

The Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families (CCSPF), program establishes an integrated continuum of family support, with community-based services such as mental health and substance misuse treatment, economic supports, home visiting, and educational programs, to prevent child abuse and neglect and ultimately reduce the number of children entering foster care.

The locations for the program are:

The CCSPF program goals are:

  • Reduce children entering foster care, and reduce intake and referrals to child welfare;
  • Increase collaboration across service systems to move towards integration and collective planning; and
  • Drive future service innovations in prevention programing for children and families using data that is unique to each community.

Needs Mapping Using Population Health and Safety Data

DHHS has created needs assessment maps that use non-identifiable data to show where future child maltreatment maybe more likely. Shared with local community partners, this data will help to determine where to target integrated prevention services upstream, so that families will have the supports they need before a crisis requires DCYF intervention.

The Predict Align Prevent Program was funded by Casey Family Programs.

The activities and services provided under Community Collaborations were funded in part by the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families grant # 90CA1858. The activities are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Children’s Bureau.

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