Child and Family Focus has been expanding our programs in an effort to serve more families in need in more counties in Pennsylvania. In addition to the three core services CFF began with – Family Based, Therapeutic Foster Care and Respite – we offer a wide array of services to our continuum of care. These new services speak to our philosophy of providing quality community based supports for children and families.
BHRS (Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services), also BHRS, also known as Wraparound, is a therapeutic program designed to provide support to children with emotional and behavioral needs. BHRS provides comprehensive treatment to children to assist them in becoming more functional in their natural settings, such as the home, school or community. Our BHRS program works with each child and his or her family to assist them in developing strategies to manage challenging behaviors more effectively. BHRS uses a relationship based approach; meeting children and families where they are and partnering with them to achieve their family vision.
Blended Case Management (BCM) is a service that assists children and adolescents with a variety of behavioral health/medical needs and their families by building a strong network of community resources and services. The BCM program plays a major role by linking clients with needed services in the community. A Case Manager will advocate for children and their families; help negotiate complex systems such as special education and social services; assist families in maintaining and finding access to basic living needs and skills such as employment, housing, food, medical care and recreation and provide on-site crisis intervention. On-call Case Management available 24 hours/7 days a week for supportive assistance whenever needs arise.
CFF’s Children’s Review Team is for Chester County families who are considering placing their child in an out of home placement. It is the mechanism to insure that every community resource and option for a child has been considered and exhausted prior to a child being referred to a therapeutic foster care program or a residential treatment facility. The Children’s Review Team will facilitate and connect children to the most appropriate mental health service as deemed by the Interagency Service Planning Team.
Intensive “in-home” treatment and services for families aimed at strengthening the family in meeting the needs of their child, teaching the child strategies to use in place of maladaptive behaviors, preventing out of home placement, and serving as a follow up to out of home placement.
The wraparound process is a way to improve the lives of children with complex needs and their families. It is not a program or a type of service. The process is used by communities to support children with complex needs and their families by developing individualized plans of care. The key characteristics of the process are that the plan is developed by a family centered team, is individualized based on the strengths and culture of the child and their family, and is needs rather than services driven.
On My Way is a Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) approach to treating young people that recently experienced their first episode of psychosis. The FEP Team offers young people an array of services, including low-dose medication management, individual and group therapy, family education, case management, supported education and employment, and Peer Support Services. Service coordination is guided by the young person’s voice and choice. On My Way seeks to improve the quality of life of young people by providing hope through empowerment to guide their own recovery, educating them about their psychosis, re-establishing and strengthening relationships, and re-integrating them back into the community whether it’s attending school or working.
With the key concepts of hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, and support, the CPS will work with the young person in developing their own Individualized Service Plan (ISP) and Crisis-Plan. CPS will help the young person identify community resources, develop organizational skills for daily living, and help plan around social supports. With permission of the young person, CPS will work together with family members and natural/community/professional supports to advance and overcome obstacles and the societal stigmas that often come with the labels of serious mental illness or emotional disturbance. CPS meet Young People where they are most comfortable, in their home or community.
The CFF Prevention Education Program (PEP) provides a continuum of programs proven to reduce substance use by youth and young adults. Programming is Coordinated by Child & Family Focus, Inc and Funded by the Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health.
Psychiatric Outpatient Services offers treatment of diverse mental health needs for individuals and families. Our continuum of care can include psychiatric evaluation, medication management and individual, group and family therapies. Child & Family Focus’ Psychiatric Outpatient Services are committed to providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment for the children, adolescents and transitional young adults in our community in order to help them realize greater well-being and independence.
Our Respite Care program provides a short-term, temporary break for families that have children with emotional or behavioral needs.
* Respite Care can consist of a few hours, a day, overnight, or a weekend.
Child and Family Focus, Inc. (CFF) offers an exceptional program of therapeutic foster care (TFC). Like typical foster care, a child unable to live with his / her own family lives with a foster family who temporarily provides basic care. TFC families provide this and more. They go to a higher level as part of a therapeutic team to provide emotional healing and behavioral supports. TFC families help children help children to learn to live in a healthy family environment and become an active member of the community.
The Transition to Independence Process (TIP) is an evidenced supported model developed to engage and support young people experiencing emotional and or behavioral struggles in their own futures planning process across five transition domains: Education Opportunities, Living Situation, Employment and Career, Community Life Functioning, and Personal Effectiveness and Wellbeing. TIP provides a great deal of flexibility and works to engage young people through relationship development, person-centered planning, and a focus on the young person’s future. Services and supports are tailored to be accessible, appealing, non-stigmatizing, and developmentally appropriate and will build upon strengths to support the young people in pursuing their goals across the five transition domains. Personal choice and social responsibility are acknowledged and developed, and personal competencies will be enhanced to support the young people in greater self-sufficiency and confidence. TIP will work to ensure that a safety net of support, to include informal and formal key players in the young person’s life, will be in place. TIP will maintain an outcome focus and will involve young people, parents, and community partners at the practice, program, and community levels. Each young person will work with a TIP Facilitator and will have access to a Peer Support Specialist. TIP Facilitators work alongside the young person to support them in their own futures planning process.