Prevention

In partnership with the community, Child and Family Services supports child abuse and neglect prevention services for families and the community. Available programs include parenting classes, evidence-based home visitation programs, statewide community and school-based education presentations, support to Grandparents raising grandchildren, and 14 crisis nurseries in local Family Support Centers across the state. Crisis nurseries provide up to 72-hours of free care to children under the age of 12, as well as planned respite.