Salvation Army

Preventive Services Program

The Preventive Services Program provides intensive in-home support services to families whose children are at-risk of foster care placement because of an indicated child abuse or neglect report, or are at imminent risk of abuse or neglect. Clients are often economically disadvantaged and impacted by issues such as domestic violence, homelessness, mental health, and substance abuse. The primary objective is to prevent foster care placement by providing supportive services to families which enable their children to remain safely at home. This is done through supportive case management, parent education, and ongoing assessment of safety and risk. The prevention of abuse, neglect and foster care placement also targets community and social health issues for children such as school achievement and social and emotional development.

Specialized Counseling Services

Specialized Counseling Services is a unique blend of therapeutic interventions that will meet the needs of a targeted population of families and individuals not served elsewhere in the community. Counselors work in diverse community settings designed to provide a variety of counseling, rehabilitation, and support services. Scope of practice included work with children, adolescents, adults, or families that have multiple issues, such as mental health disorders and addiction, disability and employment needs, school problems or career counseling needs, and trauma. Treatment modalities include Functional Family Therapy (FFT), for families with adolescents who are struggling with emotional and behavioral problems and Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) for domestic violence counseling. Clients have the option of receiving services in their home or a clinic office setting.