Differential Response Pre/ POST
Case management, linkage and supportive services are available for families under the Differential response program. Differential Response (DR) is a strategy that allows a California child welfare services (CWS) agency to respond in a more flexible manner to reports of child abuse or neglect. Because circumstances vary among families, a traditional investigation by a child welfare agency is not needed in every case. DR affords a customized approach based on an assessment of safety, risk and protective capacity that recognizes each family’s unique strengths and needs, and addresses these in an individualized manner rather than with a “one size fits all” approach.
County Victim Services (XC) Program
Case management, linkage and supportive services are available for families who have been victims of a crime such as domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, child abuse, bullying, human trafficking and others.
SafeCare is an evidence based 18 session parent curriculum for families with children 0 to 5. It addresses three key Modules: the parent-child relationship, home safety, and child health. Through SafeCare, trained professionals work with at-risk families in their home environment to improve parents’ skills.
Parent-Child/Infant Interaction (PCI/PII) Module
Targets risk factors associated with neglect and physical abuse. This module focuses on parent-infant interactions (PCI: birth to walking) and parent-child interactions (PII: walking up to 5 years old). In PCI, parents learn to increase positive interactions with their child, structure daily activities by providing engaging and stimulating activities, and prevent difficult child behavior. In PII, parents learn to increase positive interactions and engage their infants in stimulating activities.
Targets risk factors for medical neglect. The health module teaches parents to identify childhood illnesses and injuries, and then follow a structured process to determine when and how to care for the child. Parents learn when (and how) to care for a child at home, when to see a doctor, and when to seek emergency help. Parent are also taught to use health reference materials, including a validated SafeCare health manual.
Home Safety Module
Targets risk factors for environmental neglect and unintentional injury. The focus of this module is to help parents identify and eliminate common household hazards. Parents learn how to eliminate home hazards. They are also taught the importance of supervision.
In-Home Parent Education Program
Parenting Wisely is an interactive computer-based program that strengthens parenting skills and improves family communication.
Parenting Wisely Young Children (children 3-11)
The Four Core skills are strengthened using real life situations including the following:
o Children interrupting conversations
o Fighting and arguing between children
o Getting children off to school
o Improving poor school performance
o Getting children to bed at night
o Obeying parent request
Parenting Wisely Adolescent (Children 12-18 years)
Using the latest video game technology, Parenting Adolescents Wisely teaches parents to overcome some basic parenting obstacles:
Using the Four Core skills. Parents will view the following situations on a DVD and practice solutions that work.
o Getting chores done
o Fighting between children
o Finish homework
o Obeying requests
o Increasing trust
o Speaking respectfully
o Reduce nagging and threats
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