Preventive Services

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(Offered to families in Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Bronx)

The aim of our Preventive Services is to help families to develop the capacity to care safely for their children and place them on the path towards sustainable success.  Your family will have the skills and networks of support to not only manage crises but to thrive so that you can contribute to your community.  We work with families on such issues as getting your children to school consistently and on time, managing your out-of-control child’s behavior, and managing your own stress so that you can respond to your children in a safe way.

Each family’s services are different but we come to your home to meet with you and your children at least once or twice a month.  Together we will figure out where your biggest challenges are and how to better manage them.

We offer:

  • Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments
  • Casework Counseling
  • Advocacy Services
  • Educational Service Planning for Children and Youth
  • Effective Goal Setting with Families, Focused on Positive Behavior Change
  • Family Team Conferences (FTCs)
  • Customized Service Referrals


Our goals are to:

  • Identify and mitigate conditions that lead to child abuse and neglect
  • Provide tools to keep your child safe
  • Assist your family in accessing resources in your community
  • Assist parents and other caretakers in taking a more active role in their child(ren)’s educational and social development
  • Assist your family in developing a plan to handle stressors in your life (economic, social, psychological, environmental, and emotional)
  • Develop positive relationships between family members
  • Reduce families’ dependence on the public welfare system
  • Reunite children in foster care with their parents and keep families together
  • Prevent the entry or re-entry of children into the foster care system
  • Support you in reaching out for services and support
  • Assist immigrant families with becoming an integrated part of the community


Our services are provided free of charge.  To be eligible, you must have at least one child in your home under the age of 18.