The Emergency Shelter Program
In the Enhanced Family Preservation Program, a CFP clinician provides counseling to address family system issues which may include conflict resolution, family communication, the development of parenting skills, behavioral counseling and supports, and educational/ vocational advocacy. If a youth is in an out-of-home placement, the Family Preservation Clinician will provide assistance to the youth and family during the reunification process. All Family Preservation Clinicians must hold a Master's degree in Human Services.
The Outreach and Tracking Program is a client-focused model in which a CFP Outreach Worker provides school and curfew tracking, case management, and advocacy services for youth and their families. An Outreach Worker must hold a Bachelor's degree.
Youth between the ages of 11 and 21 are accepted into these programs through referrals from the DCYF or the Lead Agency of CFP's managed network. Fifty co-ed slots are available to families throughout Rhode Island. Duration of treatment is determined on an individual family basis.
Both program models offer socialization through recreation, life skills instruction, and coordination of client services in the community.
Program objectives include: