Family Preservation Approach: DCCCA’s focus and tremendous success meeting outcomes that promote the safety and well-being of children will set the foundation for delivering the services that will prevent children from entering the foster care system. In-home interventions will be facilitated by two types of trained practitioners based on the Tier to which the family is referred.
Family Centered Treatment – Tier 1 or Tier 2:
Family Centered Treatment encourages necessary changes in critical family functioning areas that are the underlying causes of risk, versus only focusing on symptoms. The entire family system is engaged in a trauma informed approach that sustains change long term.
Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (S.T.A.R.T.) – Tier 2
S.T.A.R.T. is a specialized in-home service for families who have co-occurring substance use and child welfare concerns, including pregnant women using substances and families whose infants were born substance exposed. The approach pairs Case Managers with Family Support Workers, known as family mentors with lived recovery experience, to facilitate timely access to risk reducing interventions and addiction treatment.
Kansas City region – 5 counties (Atchison, Douglas, Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte)
Wichita region – 10 counties (Barber, Butler, Cowley, Elk, Greenwood, Harper, Kingman, Pratt, Sedgwick and Sumner)
Family Preservation - Kansas City
Mission, KS, 66202
Christi Smith, Director
Family Preservation - Wichita
Wichita, KS, 67207