(Helping Others Meet Expectations)
The HOME (Helping Others Meet Expectations) Program of Children First Center provides home-based Family Centered Casework and Supervised Visitation services for families referred by the Department of Child Services. The HOME program works with parents and children age birth to 18 years. The HOME Program assists families in enhancing their parenting skills or conquering other challenges in order to preserve the family unit. The HOME Program is designed to support clients and guide them in parenting education, thus enabling them to protect and care for their children. Supervised visitation services offer opportunities for visits between children placed in substitute care and their biological parents. The supervised visitation program includes parent education.
Home-Based Therapy & Counseling and Therapeutic Supervised Visitation
Our clinical services include In-home individual and/or family therapy as well as therapeutic supervised visitation. These services are provided by Master's level clinicians. Our clinicians have specialized training in Trauma Focused Support Services, Motivational Interviewing and Family Counseling.
Services are short-term, home-based case management. The Network for Safe Families Program (NSF) offers parent help with situations that are interfering with their ability to manage their families. The goal of the NSF program is to provide parents with in-home, one-on-one services that help them solve the problems affecting their families. The NSF Program can help whether it’s a short-term housing crisis, coping with out-of-control children or providing assistance in stressful situations.
The Nurturing Parent (NP) Program is a parent education program that can be held in the client home one-on-one or in a group setting. The NP Program consists of 10 independent lessons. Each lesson includes goals, objectives, discussion topics, interactive activities, parent handouts and worksheets. Home practice assignments for each session allow parents the opportunity to use the techniques learned in each lesson within their own family situation. The parent mentor provides coaching to help parents identify issues, address their parenting challenges and roadblocks, and support them in the implementation of the philosophy and skills of Nurturing Parenting.