Helping families create a stable, nurturing environment for children
Goal: To increase the number of families who develop the skills necessary to maintain a safe, nurturing, and stable family environment for their children.
The Intense Family Support Program is designed to:
• Work with individual families to divert youth with behavioral health needs from residential placement
• Coordinate family-driven, community-based, and culturally competent behavioral health services for children, youth, and their families
• Provide monthly meetings with the family to discuss service improvements and increase communication between partnering agencies
The Intensive Family Support Program is an innovative community-based program developed in response to findings of the Systems of Care Collaborative (SOCC) and at the request of the SD Department of Social Services.
The goal of this program is to increase the number of families who develop the skills necessary to maintain a safe, nurturing, and stable family environment for their children.
This in turn will reduce the number of youth with behavioral health needs who require out-of-home care.
Members of the Systems of Care Collaborative (SOCC) include:
• Behavior Management Systems
• Black Hills Children’s Home
• Catholic Social Services
• Lutheran Social Services
• Pennington County Juvenile Diversion
• Rapid City Area School District
• Regional Health
• South Dakota Deparment of Corrections (Juvenile Division)
• South Dakota Department of Social Services Child Protection
• Volunteers of America Dakotas
• John T. Vucurevich Foundation
• Youth & Family Services