Orange County Prevention Services
UPDATE: Due to the growing concern over COVID-19 (Coronavirus), all in-person Dads Matter classes until further notice while we look for alternative service delivery options. Date is subject to change. The safety and well-being of families is Children’s Bureau’s top priority. For questions, contact the Dads Matter program at 714-785-3244 or DadsMatter@all4kids.org. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Dads Matter offers parenting classes to fathers and their partners with a focus on providing parenting education as well as education on healthy relationships, co-parenting relationships and financial literacy/economic stability. Case Management is also made available to all participants of the program.
Differential Response Services
Differential Response is a collaboration service between the Social Service Agency and assigned Differential Response staff at local family resource centers. The goal is to provide early and broad-range, voluntary services to a high-risk family to prevent the increase in severity of problems.
FaCT (Families and Communities Together) Family Resource Centers
Each FaCT family resource center is a community-based, family-friendly site overseen by a collaborative partnership of nonprofit, government, faith-based and other service organizations. While each family resource center is unique to its community, they all offer an array of educational, social, health and enrichment services through multicultural and multilingual staff that reflect the surrounding neighborhoods and the families they serve.
Children’s Bureau collaborates with several Orange County nonprofit leaders in running the region’s family resource centers. Click here to find a Children’s Bureau family resource center in your community. Have the click here to find a program in your area.
The Family Stabilization program provides services to California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program recipients who are experiencing an identified situation and/or crisis that is destabilizing the family and would interfere with the adult clients’ ability to participate in Welfare-to-Work (WTW) activities and services. Family Stabilization services include assistance with housing, basic needs and linkages to additional resources and services based on the client’s CalWorks case plan.
Bridges Maternal Child Health Infant Home Visitation Program
Referrals are received from hospitals for families that scored higher than 40 on the Bridges for Newborns screening. The program can also receive referrals from community-based organizations for a child newborn to 17 months of age. The program offers weekly to bi weekly home visits in the home that include a comprehensive assessment of the family’s needs, focused support on enhancing bonding and attachment using Partners in Parenting Ed curriculum and Keys to Interactive Parenting, postpartum depression screenings, developmental screenings, and referrals to community resources. Family Support Counselors also provide breastfeeding assistance, home safety checks, oral health lessons, immunization information, etc.
Maternal Child Health Toddler Home Visitation Program
Referrals are received from community- based organizations as well as self referrals. Families with a toddler 18 months – 5 years of age receive Intensive In-Home Parenting Education and referrals to community agencies. Parents learn to manage misbehavior using Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) curriculum. Family Support Counselors also provide developmental screenings, home safety checks, oral health lessons, and immunization information. Services are 3-6 months and are voluntary. Home visits are weekly to bi-weekly. Toddler program also provides 3-session parenting groups in the community.
Neighborhood Resource Network Program
Referrals are received by Social Service Agency (SSA) and served in either Infant or Toddler Home Visitation. These referrals are for parents that had a call made to the Child Abuse Registry for the first time and SSA has closed the investigation. The family has a child 0-5 years. Services are voluntary.
Neighbor to Neighbor Program
Similar to Neighborhood Resource Network but families may have had multiple calls to the Child Abuse Registry that were taken as Informational Only. The family has a child 0-5 years. Services are voluntary. CalWORKS Home Visiting Initiative – CalWORKS participants who are first time parents with a child under 24 months of age are offered in home visitation with the Infant program. The program provides intensive parenting support and case management for up to 2 years of services.
Magnolia School District Social Work Intern Program
Children’s Bureau recruits interns from Masters in Social Work graduate programs throughout Southern California to be placed at school sites for 2-3 days a week and are given individual and group supervision weekly. In addition, two additional interns are placed with Project Hero (Homeless Education Renewing Opportunities) dedicated to providing students/youth and their families identified as homeless with the support and tools necessary to succeed in school.
Early Years Emotional Wellness Program
This school readiness program focuses on identifying developmental delays and behavioral issues at the earliest age possible and linking families to services and supports as needed. Children 0-8 years of age are screened in their home and program staff will work with the family to provide an individualized plan of services to meet the identified needs.
Post Release Services
Once a minor has been released from the Office of Resettlement, Children’s Bureau and assigned a case manager works to support him/her for a period of 90 days, until the minor turns 18 years old, or when their immigration proceedings close (whichever of these three occurs first). The case manager makes referrals to affordable, linguistically and culturally appropriate medical, mental health, educational, legal and other community services. The case manager also works with the family to address any barriers to accessing community resources. In addition, the case manager provides support to the child and family in the minor’s transition to the home and community, monitoring the placement as well as the minor’s safety through home visits and telephonic communication.