Child & Family Services - DCFS

In-Home Services

Disrupting children’s lives and attachments is emotionally traumatizing. Child and Family Services believes that children should remain with their families whenever it is possible and safe. Child and Family Services provides the following three types of In-Home Services to children at risk of abuse, neglect, or dependency, and to their family members who may be helped in providing permanent, safe homes for them:

    • Voluntary services (Protective Services Counseling)
    • Court-ordered services (Protective Services Supervision)
    • Intensive services (Protective Family Preservation). These intensive services are provided to children who are at immediate risk of an out-of-home placement

Services can include teaching parenting skills, developing child safety plans, teaching conflict resolution and problem solving skills, and linking the family to broad-based community resources.