Child Welfare Services
We provide support, education, skill building and safe environments for
families referred by the State of Arizona Department of Child Services (DCS).
Our Youngest Generation: Birth to Five
Children birth to age five who have been abused or neglected are referred
by DCS to assess their development and provide emotional, therapeutic,
and educational support in a safe environment. We look at their bonding
and attachment styles and exposure to unstable family environments that
may include domestic violence or substance abuse. The younger we can intervene,
the better the opportunity they will have to grow and be healthy.
Our team provides intensive intervention that begins when a family is in
crisis. The program strives to quickly increase safety and decrease the
risk of abuse or neglect in order to avoid the removal of the children
to foster care. Families participate in communication, budgeting and parenting
training to build on their strengths and work to ensure success in keeping
a strong, healthy family unit.
We assist parents in Maricopa County who have children currently residing
in foster care. Staff members protect the rights of children and work
with them to create an environment that serves their needs. Parents receive
training, case management and skill building. Staff, family, and DCS work
as a team toward returning children home safely.
JFCS provides in-home services to parents for improving parenting skills,
communication, child development, nurturing and personal problem solving.
In addition, we handle supervised visitation of families whose children
have been removed by DCS due to abuse or neglect.
For more information, please call (602) 257-9314