Orange County Prevention Services

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Network Anaheim is committed to building a network of public, private and non-profit organizations, in partnership with residents and families, to transform systems and communities in Anaheim so all children and youth can thrive.

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. Click here to find a program in your area.

Family Stabilization

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.

Post Release Services

While the minor is in Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) care, he or she is assessed by a case manager and clinician upon their admission to the shelter. Many of these children have suffered from poverty, gang or community violence, domestic violence, abuse, and/or other trauma and would benefit from supportive services following their release from ORR care. These follow up services are known as Post Release Services (PRS). There are various eligibility criteria for a minor to be referred to PRS. After it is determined that the minor qualifies for PRS, they are referred to a PRS provider with Children’s Bureau and assigned a case manager who will work with them for a period of 180 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.

The Father Engagement Program

A community initiative designed to actively involve fathers in the lives of their children, promoting positive parenting and strengthening family bonds. This program recognizes the crucial role fathers play in the emotional, social, and educational development of their children. Through a variety of workshops, support groups, and educational sessions, the Father Engagement Program aims to provide fathers with the tools and resources they need to actively participate in their children’s lives. By fostering open communication, sharing parenting skills, and creating a supportive network, the program seeks to empower fathers to be actively engaged caregivers and positive role models for their children. Overall, the Father Engagement Program is committed to building stronger, more resilient families by encouraging and facilitating meaningful father-child relationships.

In Home Coaching Services

Our counselors provide in-home coaching services for PARENT(S) generally include biological parents, relatives, and non- relative extended family members of children ages birth (0) through seventeen (17) years. Families may be eligible to receive services on a case-by-case basis with concurrence of Resource Development and Management (RDM) program staff. Counselors shall incorporate six Protective Factors, into service delivery in order to help strengthen FAMILIES, and prevent abuse and neglect.

The Protective Factors are:

  1. Social Connections: Isolated families lead to a higher risk of child abuse.
  2. Families need to build trusting relationships and connect with others to strengthen parenting skills and decrease risk of abuse.
  3. Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development: This leads to appropriate expectations and the use of more developmentally appropriate guidance techniques.
  4. Social and Emotional Competence of Children: Children who are educated about identifying feelings, empathizing with others, sharing emotions appropriately, and problem-solving, have more positive interactions with others.
  5. Concrete Support in Times of Need: Immediate support and resources should be provided when a family is in crisis.
  6. Parental Resilience: This involves bouncing back from difficulties, i.e., recognizing challenges/feelings in difficult times, and the ability to have hope, problem-solve, and take action.

Prenatal to 3 Programs

Infant and Toddler Home Visitation Program

Family Support Counselors provide 2 visits per month for up to 2 years to parents whose children are 0-3 years old. They provide parent education using Parents As Teachers curriculum, assessments, developmental screenings, baby care information, Group Connection parenting classes, breastfeeding assistance, and referrals to other community agencies. Referrals are received from Bridges Hospitals, Family Resource Centers, Help Me Grow, MOMS OC, and other community agencies. Self-referrals are also accepted.

CalWORKs Home Visiting Program

The program serves prenatal families and families with a child up to 24 months of age who are CalWORKs recipients. Participant receive the same services as the Infant and Toddler Home Visitation Program. Services include parent education using Parents As Teachers curriculum, assessments, developmental screenings, baby care information, Group Connection parenting classes, breastfeeding assistance, and referrals to other community agencies.

Neighborhood Resource Network Program

Referrals are received from Social Service Agency (SSA) and served in the Infant or Toddler Home Visitation program. Parents referred had a call made to the Child Abuse Registry concerning their family and Social Services Agency has closed the investigation. Parents have a child 0-3 years old. Services are voluntary.


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Prevention Programs

"Children’s Bureau inspires us and we are grateful for the progress that our son, Nathan, has made in preschool. Children’s Bureau is teaching him empathy, humility, gratitude, optimism and patience — family values that are important to us."

Jose and Yerica


"My son was experiencing sad, fearful behavior due to violence in my previous marriage. Thanks to Children’s Bureau’s family support specialist, he has participated in counseling and is doing better. I received help in many ways and now feel empowered and more confident in how to protect all of my children.”


Family Oasis Resource Center

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