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Family Preservation Services

Family Preservation is a specialized program funded by the Erie County Office of Children and Youth. 
It serves children and families referred by the Office of Children and Youth with the goal of
preventing the unnecessary placement of children outside of the home and assisting children who
are in foster care or other placements to return home while maintaining child safety as the highest
priority. 
 
Family Preservation is an intensive, time-limited program that meets primarily with families in their own
homes.  A variety of supportive services are provided to families.  These include:
 
        Supportive counseling
 
        Parent education and training as well as enhancement of:
        Problem-solving skills
        Stress management
        Conflict resolution
        Coping strategies
        Self-esteem building
        Anger management
 
        Case management and service linkages
 
        Service coordination with other providers and in particular with the Office of Children
        and Youth.
 
The Family Preservation Program participates in program evaluation by the Mercyhurst Civic Institute. 
 
For more information, please contact Renee Parker/Mitchell, MA, Program Supervisor, at (814) 664-7761 ext. 120.